Analyzing Harvest Natural Resources (HNR) and Its Competitors

Harvest Natural Resources (NYSE: HNR) is one of 224 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Harvest Natural Resources to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

53.9% of Harvest Natural Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.9% 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, 11.8% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Harvest Natural Resources and its rivals, 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 1607 7755 12518 271 2.52

As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 17.33%. 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 -283.36% -13.82% 3.41%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Harvest Natural Resources and its rivals top-line 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 $1.90 billion -$448.19 million -17.81

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

Summary

Harvest Natural Resources rivals beat Harvest Natural Resources on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Harvest Natural Resources Company Profile

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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