Pengrowth Energy (NYSE: PGH) is one of 225 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Pengrowth Energy to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Pengrowth Energy and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pengrowth Energy 7 1 0 0 1.13
Pengrowth Energy Competitors 1432 7394 12043 253 2.53

Pengrowth Energy presently has a consensus price target of $2.19, suggesting a potential upside of 143.06%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 39.90%. Given Pengrowth Energy’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Pengrowth Energy is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

16.1% of Pengrowth Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.8% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Pengrowth Energy and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pengrowth Energy -102.84% -37.92% -14.48%
Pengrowth Energy Competitors -475.10% 25.59% 5.91%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Pengrowth Energy and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Pengrowth Energy $427.50 million -$221.80 million -1.36
Pengrowth Energy Competitors $1.86 billion -$439.03 million -365.19

Pengrowth Energy’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Pengrowth Energy. Pengrowth Energy is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Pengrowth Energy has a beta of 2.48, suggesting that its share price is 148% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pengrowth Energy’s rivals have a beta of 1.39, suggesting that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Pengrowth Energy rivals beat Pengrowth Energy on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Pengrowth Energy

Pengrowth Energy Corporation is engaged in the development, production and acquisition of, and the exploration for, oil and natural gas reserves in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. The Lindbergh thermal property is located approximately 420 kilometers north east of Calgary, Alberta and 50 kilometers south of Bonnyville, Alberta. Its Greater Olds/Garrington area is located approximately 100 kilometers north of Calgary, Alberta. It has varied Working Interests within the Swan Hills area in all of the properties throughout this regional Beaverhill Lake resource base. These are both operated and non-operated, unit and non-unit properties in Judy Creek, Carson Creek, House Mountain, Deer Mountain, Swan Hills, South Swan Hills and Freeman. The properties are located approximately 200 kilometers northwest of Edmonton, Alberta. Its Groundbirch property is located approximately 40 kilometers south west of Fort St. John, British Columbia.

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