Pioneer Energy Services Corp. (NYSE: PES) is one of 18 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Drilling” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Pioneer Energy Services Corp. to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pioneer Energy Services Corp. and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Pioneer Energy Services Corp. $342.72 million $20.01 million -1.55
Pioneer Energy Services Corp. Competitors $1.42 billion $540.19 million -6.66

Pioneer Energy Services Corp.’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Pioneer Energy Services Corp.. Pioneer Energy Services Corp. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Pioneer Energy Services Corp. and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pioneer Energy Services Corp. 0 4 6 0 2.60
Pioneer Energy Services Corp. Competitors 514 1579 1288 59 2.26

Pioneer Energy Services Corp. presently has a consensus price target of $5.53, indicating a potential upside of 116.91%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Drilling” companies have a potential upside of 24.06%. Given Pioneer Energy Services Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Pioneer Energy Services Corp. is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Pioneer Energy Services Corp. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pioneer Energy Services Corp. -33.86% -28.63% -10.36%
Pioneer Energy Services Corp. Competitors -18.41% -8.37% -2.62%

Risk and Volatility

Pioneer Energy Services Corp. has a beta of 3.03, meaning that its share price is 203% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pioneer Energy Services Corp.’s competitors have a beta of 1.89, meaning that their average share price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.0% of Pioneer Energy Services Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Drilling” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.1% of Pioneer Energy Services Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Drilling” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Pioneer Energy Services Corp. competitors beat Pioneer Energy Services Corp. on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Pioneer Energy Services Corp.

Pioneer Energy Services Corp. provides land-based drilling services and production services to a group of independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the United States and internationally in Colombia. The Company operates through two segments, which include drilling services segment and production services segment. It also provides two of its services (coiled tubing and wireline services) offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Its drilling services segment provides contract land drilling services to a group of exploration and production companies through the Company’s four drilling divisions in the United States, and internationally in Colombia. Its production services segment provides a range of services to a group of exploration and production companies, with its operations concentrated in the various United States onshore oil and gas producing regions in the Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain states and in the Gulf Coast.

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