Contrasting Pengrowth Energy (NYSE:PGH) and EOG Resources (EOG)

Pengrowth Energy (NYSE: PGH) and EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Pengrowth Energy and EOG Resources’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pengrowth Energy $519.16 million 0.70 -$527.48 million ($0.96) -0.69
EOG Resources $11.21 billion 5.16 $2.58 billion $4.46 22.40

EOG Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Pengrowth Energy. Pengrowth Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than EOG Resources, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Pengrowth Energy and EOG Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pengrowth Energy 4 3 0 0 1.43
EOG Resources 0 7 16 0 2.70

Pengrowth Energy currently has a consensus price target of $2.00, suggesting a potential upside of 203.03%. EOG Resources has a consensus price target of $117.96, suggesting a potential upside of 18.09%. Given Pengrowth Energy’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Pengrowth Energy is more favorable than EOG Resources.


EOG Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.67 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Pengrowth Energy does not pay a dividend. EOG Resources pays out 15.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Pengrowth Energy has a beta of 2.3, suggesting that its share price is 130% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EOG Resources has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

14.3% of Pengrowth Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.7% of EOG Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of EOG Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Pengrowth Energy and EOG Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pengrowth Energy -130.16% -68.32% -27.07%
EOG Resources 23.04% 4.47% 2.21%


EOG Resources beats Pengrowth Energy on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pengrowth Energy

Pengrowth Energy Corporation is engaged in the development, production and acquisition of, and the exploration for, oil and natural gas reserves in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. The Lindbergh thermal property is located approximately 420 kilometers north east of Calgary, Alberta and 50 kilometers south of Bonnyville, Alberta. Its Greater Olds/Garrington area is located approximately 100 kilometers north of Calgary, Alberta. It has varied Working Interests within the Swan Hills area in all of the properties throughout this regional Beaverhill Lake resource base. These are both operated and non-operated, unit and non-unit properties in Judy Creek, Carson Creek, House Mountain, Deer Mountain, Swan Hills, South Swan Hills and Freeman. The properties are located approximately 200 kilometers northwest of Edmonton, Alberta. Its Groundbirch property is located approximately 40 kilometers south west of Fort St. John, British Columbia.

About EOG Resources

EOG Resources, Inc. explores for, develops, produces and markets crude oil and natural gas in major producing basins in the United States, The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, The People’s Republic of China, Canada and, from time to time, select other international areas. Its operations are all crude oil and natural gas exploration and production related. As of December 31, 2016, its total estimated net proved reserves were over 2,147 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe), of which over 1178 million barrels (MMBbl) were crude oil and condensate reserves, over 416 MMBbl were natural gas liquids reserves and over 3318 billion cubic feet, or 553 MMBoe, were natural gas reserves. Its operations are focused in the productive basins in the United States with a focus on crude oil and, to a lesser extent, liquids-rich natural gas plays. It has operations offshore Trinidad, in the United Kingdom East Irish Sea, in the China Sichuan Basin and in Canada.

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