Harvest Natural Resources (NYSE: HNR) and Transglobe Energy Corp (NASDAQ:TGA) are both oil & gas exploration and production – nec companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Harvest Natural Resources and Transglobe Energy Corp’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Harvest Natural Resources||N/A||N/A||N/A||($1.53)||-4.33|
|Transglobe Energy Corp||$122.36 million||0.87||-$87.66 million||($1.53)||-0.97|
Harvest Natural Resources has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Transglobe Energy Corp. Harvest Natural Resources is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Transglobe Energy Corp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Harvest Natural Resources and Transglobe Energy Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Harvest Natural Resources||N/A||-25.98%||-17.70%|
|Transglobe Energy Corp||-83.42%||-12.56%||-8.33%|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Harvest Natural Resources and Transglobe Energy Corp, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Harvest Natural Resources||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Transglobe Energy Corp||0||1||2||0||2.67|
Transglobe Energy Corp has a consensus price target of $3.50, indicating a potential upside of 136.49%. Given Transglobe Energy Corp’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Transglobe Energy Corp is more favorable than Harvest Natural Resources.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
53.9% of Harvest Natural Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.9% of Transglobe Energy Corp shares are held by institutional investors. 27.2% of Harvest Natural Resources shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.0% of Transglobe Energy Corp shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Transglobe Energy Corp beats Harvest Natural Resources on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Harvest Natural Resources Company Profile
Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (Harvest) is in the process of dissolution and winding up. The Company was previously a petroleum exploration and production company. The Company was engaged in acquiring exploration, development and producing properties in geological basins active hydrocarbon systems.
Transglobe Energy Corp Company Profile
TransGlobe Energy Corporation is an oil exploration and production company. The Company’s activities are concentrated in the Arab Republic of Egypt (Egypt). The Company conducts its operations through the Arab Republic of Egypt segment. The Company is primarily engaged in oil exploration, development, production and the acquisition of properties. It holds interests in various production sharing concessions (PSC) in Eastern Desert Egypt and Western Desert Egypt. Its blocks in Eastern Desert Egypt include West Gharib, which covers approximately 34,860 acres; West Bakr, covering over 11,600 acres; North West (NW) Gharib, covering approximately 162,000 acres; South East (SE) Gharib, which covers over 125,650 acres, and South West (SW) Gharib, covering approximately 48,310 acres. Its blocks in the Western Desert Egypt include South Alamein, covering approximately 335,830 acres; South Ghazalat, covering over 465,300 acres, and North West (NW) Sitra, covering approximately 480,850 acres.
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