Primeenergy Resources (PNRG) versus SandRidge Permian Trust (PER) Head to Head Comparison

Primeenergy Resources (NASDAQ:PNRG) and SandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE:PER) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Primeenergy Resources and SandRidge Permian Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Primeenergy Resources 25.76% 8.04% 3.35%
SandRidge Permian Trust 83.18% 19.81% 19.81%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Primeenergy Resources and SandRidge Permian Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Primeenergy Resources $89.31 million 2.77 $41.99 million N/A N/A
SandRidge Permian Trust $28.80 million 4.14 $24.34 million N/A N/A

Primeenergy Resources has higher revenue and earnings than SandRidge Permian Trust.

Risk and Volatility

Primeenergy Resources has a beta of 0.32, indicating that its share price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SandRidge Permian Trust has a beta of 1.38, indicating that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Primeenergy Resources and SandRidge Permian Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Primeenergy Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
SandRidge Permian Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

SandRidge Permian Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 16.7%. Primeenergy Resources does not pay a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.2% of Primeenergy Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.9% of SandRidge Permian Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 71.2% of Primeenergy Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 29.0% of SandRidge Permian Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

SandRidge Permian Trust beats Primeenergy Resources on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Primeenergy Resources Company Profile

PrimeEnergy Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, through its subsidiaries, engages in acquiring, developing, and producing oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It also acquires producing oil and gas properties through joint ventures with industry partners; and provides contract services to third parties, including well-servicing support operations, site-preparation, and construction services for oil and gas drilling and reworking operations. The company operates approximately 1,500 active wells and owns non-operating interests in approximately 400 additional wells primarily in Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia. The company was formerly known as PrimeEnergy Corporation and changed its name to PrimeEnergy Resources Corporation in December 2018. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in Houston, Texas.

SandRidge Permian Trust Company Profile

SandRidge Permian Trust holds royalty interests in specified oil and natural gas properties in the Permian Basin located in Andrews County, Texas. It has proved developed reserves of approximately 0.3 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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