Analyzing Premier Oil (PMOIY) and SAExploration (SAEX)

Premier Oil (OTCMKTS:PMOIY) and SAExploration (NASDAQ:SAEX) 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 earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Premier Oil N/A N/A N/A
SAExploration -104.19% -347.27% -53.30%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Premier Oil and SAExploration’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Premier Oil $1.06 billion 0.70 -$253.80 million N/A N/A
SAExploration $127.02 million 0.09 -$40.75 million N/A N/A

SAExploration has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Premier Oil.

Risk and Volatility

Premier Oil has a beta of 2.3, indicating that its share price is 130% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SAExploration has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Premier Oil and SAExploration, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Premier Oil 1 3 1 0 2.00
SAExploration 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Premier Oil beats SAExploration on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About SAExploration

SAExploration Holdings, Inc., an oilfield services company, provides seismic data acquisition and logistical support services in Alaska, Canada, South America, West Africa, and Southeast Asia. Its seismic data acquisition services include program design, planning and permitting, camp service, survey, drilling, recording, reclamation, and in-field data processing. The company acquires 2D, 3D, time-lapse 4D, and multi-component seismic data on land, in transition zones between land and water, and in offshore in depths reaching 3,000 meters. It operates crews that utilize approximately 27,500 owned land and marine seismic data acquisition equipment and other leased equipment. It serves oil companies, national oil companies, independent oil and gas exploration, and production companies. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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