NXT Energy Solutions (OTCMKTS:NSFDF) and Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (OTCMKTS:PGSVY) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares NXT Energy Solutions and Petroleum Geo-Services ASA’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|NXT Energy Solutions||$1.09 million||23.84||-$6.91 million||N/A||N/A|
|Petroleum Geo-Services ASA||$874.30 million||0.82||-$87.90 million||N/A||N/A|
This table compares NXT Energy Solutions and Petroleum Geo-Services ASA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|NXT Energy Solutions||N/A||-32.28%||-29.27%|
|Petroleum Geo-Services ASA||-10.12%||-11.40%||-3.62%|
Volatility and Risk
NXT Energy Solutions has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Petroleum Geo-Services ASA has a beta of 2.58, suggesting that its share price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for NXT Energy Solutions and Petroleum Geo-Services ASA, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|NXT Energy Solutions||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Petroleum Geo-Services ASA||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Petroleum Geo-Services ASA beats NXT Energy Solutions on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
NXT Energy Solutions Company Profile
NXT Energy Solutions Inc. provides airborne and gravity based geophysical survey services for the oil and gas exploration and production companies through its proprietary stress field detection (SFD) survey system worldwide. Its SFD remote-sensing survey system offers information on areas conducive to fluid entrapment in the sedimentary column. The company was formerly known as Energy Exploration Technologies Inc. and changed its name to NXT Energy Solutions Inc. in September 2008. NXT Energy Solutions Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
Petroleum Geo-Services ASA Company Profile
Petroleum Geo-Services ASA, a marine geophysical company, provides a range of seismic and reservoir services worldwide. It operates in four business areas: Marine Contract, MultiClient, Operations, and Imaging & Engineering. The company is involved in the acquisition, imaging, interpretation, and field evaluation of seismic data to oil and gas companies. It also offers electromagnetic services; and data library that comprises individual 3D surveys. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.
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