Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) and Brinx Resources (OTCMKTS:BNXR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Pioneer Natural Resources and Brinx Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pioneer Natural Resources 0 4 26 1 2.90
Brinx Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A

Pioneer Natural Resources presently has a consensus target price of $207.32, indicating a potential upside of 42.41%. Given Pioneer Natural Resources’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Pioneer Natural Resources is more favorable than Brinx Resources.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Pioneer Natural Resources and Brinx Resources’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pioneer Natural Resources $9.42 billion 2.60 $978.00 million $6.31 23.07
Brinx Resources N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Pioneer Natural Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Brinx Resources.

Profitability

This table compares Pioneer Natural Resources and Brinx Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pioneer Natural Resources 11.89% 9.31% 6.19%
Brinx Resources N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

87.8% of Pioneer Natural Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Pioneer Natural Resources shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Pioneer Natural Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Brinx Resources does not pay a dividend. Pioneer Natural Resources pays out 10.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Pioneer Natural Resources has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brinx Resources has a beta of 2.56, indicating that its share price is 156% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Pioneer Natural Resources beats Brinx Resources on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company Profile

Pioneer Natural Resources Company operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company in the United States. The company explores for, develops, and produces oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and gas. It has operations primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas, the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas, the Raton field in southeast Colorado, and the West Panhandle field in the Texas Panhandle. As of December 31, 2017, the company had proved undeveloped reserves and proved developed reserves of approximately 45 million barrels of oil, 22 million barrels of NGLs, and 291 billion cubic feet of gas; and owned interests in 10 gas processing plants and 4 treating facilities. Pioneer Natural Resources Company is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Brinx Resources Company Profile

Brinx Resources Ltd., an independent oil and gas company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas in Oklahoma and California, the United States. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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