Head-To-Head Comparison: Paramount Resources (PRMRF) versus Premier Oil (PMOIY)

Paramount Resources (OTCMKTS:PRMRF) and Premier Oil (OTCMKTS:PMOIY) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Paramount Resources and Premier Oil’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Paramount Resources $378.91 million 1.85 $141.44 million N/A N/A
Premier Oil $1.06 billion 0.76 -$253.80 million N/A N/A

Paramount Resources has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Premier Oil.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.5% of Paramount Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 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.


This table compares Paramount Resources and Premier Oil’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Paramount Resources -34.79% -15.90% -7.36%
Premier Oil N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Paramount Resources and Premier Oil, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Paramount Resources 0 5 1 0 2.17
Premier Oil 1 3 1 0 2.00

Volatility and Risk

Paramount Resources has a beta of 2.6, meaning that its stock price is 160% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Premier Oil has a beta of 2.27, meaning that its stock price is 127% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Paramount Resources beats Premier Oil on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Paramount Resources

Paramount Resources Ltd., an independent energy company, explores for, develops, produces, and markets natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids in Canada. Its principal properties are located in Alberta and British Columbia. The company also invests in public and private corporations. Paramount Resources Ltd. was founded in 1978 and is based in Calgary, Canada.

About Premier Oil

Premier Oil plc, an oil and gas company, engages in the exploration, production, and development of oil and gas properties primarily in the Falkland Islands, Indonesia, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, and internationally. As of December 31, 2017, it had proven and probable reserves (2P) of 302 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe); and 2P reserves and 2C resources of 902 mmboe. Premier Oil plc was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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