Financial Review: Harvest Natural Resources (HNR) versus Its Peers

Harvest Natural Resources (NYSE: HNR) is one of 225 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Harvest Natural Resources to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations 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 1374 7535 12365 269 2.54

As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 22.01%. Given Harvest Natural Resources’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Harvest Natural Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

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 -302.46% 26.00% 5.55%

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 1.36

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

Institutional and 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Harvest Natural Resources rivals 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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