Comparing Harvest Natural Resources (HNR) & Its Rivals

Harvest Natural Resources (NYSE: HNR) is one of 222 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Harvest Natural Resources to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

53.9% of Harvest Natural Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 27.2% of Harvest Natural Resources shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Harvest Natural Resources and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Harvest Natural Resources N/A N/A -4.33
Harvest Natural Resources Competitors $1.86 billion -$438.87 million 17.27

Harvest Natural Resources’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Harvest Natural Resources. Harvest Natural Resources is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Harvest Natural Resources and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Harvest Natural Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Harvest Natural Resources Competitors 1418 7573 12284 269 2.53

As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 16.08%. Given Harvest Natural Resources’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Harvest Natural Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Harvest Natural Resources and its competitors’ 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%
Harvest Natural Resources Competitors -291.27% 26.03% 5.57%

Summary

Harvest Natural Resources competitors beat Harvest Natural Resources on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

About Harvest Natural Resources

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.

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