Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE: HK) and Hercules Offshore Com (NASDAQ:HERO) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.4% of Halcon Resources Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 53.9% of Halcon Resources Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Halcon Resources Corporation and Hercules Offshore Com’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Halcon Resources Corporation $488.44 million 1.86 $223.78 million ($3.77) -1.60
Hercules Offshore Com N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Halcon Resources Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Hercules Offshore Com.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Halcon Resources Corporation and Hercules Offshore Com, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Halcon Resources Corporation 0 2 8 0 2.80
Hercules Offshore Com 0 0 0 0 N/A

Halcon Resources Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 65.56%. Given Halcon Resources Corporation’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Halcon Resources Corporation is more favorable than Hercules Offshore Com.


This table compares Halcon Resources Corporation and Hercules Offshore Com’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Halcon Resources Corporation -65.92% 16.78% 4.27%
Hercules Offshore Com N/A N/A N/A


Halcon Resources Corporation beats Hercules Offshore Com on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Halcon Resources Corporation Company Profile

Halcon Resources Corporation is an independent energy company focused on the acquisition, production, exploration and development of onshore liquids-rich oil and natural gas assets in the United States. The Company’s estimated total proved oil and natural gas reserves are approximately 146.8 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe), consisting of over 120.7 million barrels of oil (MMBbls), approximately 13.0 MMBbls of natural gas liquids and over 78.4 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas. The Company’s oil and natural gas assets consist of undeveloped acreage positions in unconventional liquids-rich basins/fields. The Company has reserves in its core resource plays of approximately 143.6 MMBoe, of which over 92% are oil and natural gas liquids, and approximately 55% are proved developed. The Company has working interests in approximately 123,000 net acres prospective in the Bakken/Three Forks formations in North Dakota.

Hercules Offshore Com Company Profile

Hercules Offshore, Inc. is a provider of shallow-water drilling and marine services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry. The Company operates three business segments: Domestic Offshore, International Offshore and International Liftboats. The Company’s Domestic Offshore segment includes 24 jackup rigs. The Company’s International Offshore segment includes nine jackup rigs (including one jackup rig under construction). The Company’s International Liftboats segment includes 24 liftboats (including five liftboats owned by a third party). The Company provides services to national oil and gas companies, integrated energy companies and independent oil and natural gas operators. The Company’s diverse fleet provides services, such as oil and gas exploration and development drilling, well service, platform inspection, maintenance and decommissioning operations in several shallow-water provinces around the world.

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