Critical Survey: Harvest Natural Resources (HNR) versus Its Competitors

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

Profitability

This table compares Harvest Natural Resources and its rivals’ 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 -304.75% 26.74% 5.79%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Harvest Natural Resources and its rivals 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 -23.71

Harvest Natural Resources’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Harvest Natural Resources. Harvest Natural Resources 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

53.9% of Harvest Natural Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 27.2% of Harvest Natural Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Harvest Natural Resources and its rivals, as provided 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 1614 7789 12534 271 2.52

As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 17.94%. Given Harvest Natural Resources’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Harvest Natural Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Harvest Natural Resources rivals beat Harvest Natural Resources on 5 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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