Harvest Natural Resources (NYSE: HNR) is one of 226 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Harvest Natural Resources to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Harvest Natural Resources and its competitors, as reported 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 1489 7722 12495 262 2.52

As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 29.83%. Given Harvest Natural Resources’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Harvest Natural Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Harvest Natural Resources and its competitors 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 -25.44

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

Profitability

This table compares Harvest Natural Resources and its competitors’ 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 -302.51% 23.86% 5.60%

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 company insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held 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.

Summary

Harvest Natural Resources competitors 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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