Primeenergy Resources (PNRG) versus SandRidge Permian Trust (PER) Head to Head Analysis

Primeenergy Resources (NASDAQ:PNRG) and SandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE:PER) 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 institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.2% of Primeenergy Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.9% of SandRidge Permian Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 71.2% of Primeenergy Resources shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 29.0% of SandRidge Permian Trust shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

SandRidge Permian Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 17.2%. Primeenergy Resources does not pay a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Primeenergy Resources and SandRidge Permian Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Primeenergy Resources $89.31 million 2.84 $41.99 million N/A N/A
SandRidge Permian Trust $28.80 million 4.03 $24.34 million N/A N/A

Primeenergy Resources has higher revenue and earnings than SandRidge Permian Trust.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Primeenergy Resources and SandRidge Permian Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Primeenergy Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
SandRidge Permian Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Primeenergy Resources and SandRidge Permian Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Primeenergy Resources 25.76% 8.04% 3.35%
SandRidge Permian Trust 83.18% 19.81% 19.81%

Volatility & Risk

Primeenergy Resources has a beta of 0.32, indicating that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SandRidge Permian Trust has a beta of 1.38, indicating that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

SandRidge Permian Trust beats Primeenergy Resources on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Primeenergy Resources

PrimeEnergy Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, through its subsidiaries, engages in acquiring, developing, and producing oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It also acquires producing oil and gas properties through joint ventures with industry partners; and provides contract services to third parties, including well-servicing support operations, site-preparation, and construction services for oil and gas drilling and reworking operations. The company operates approximately 1,500 active wells and owns non-operating interests in approximately 400 additional wells primarily in Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia. The company was formerly known as PrimeEnergy Corporation and changed its name to PrimeEnergy Resources Corporation in December 2018. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in Houston, Texas.

About SandRidge Permian Trust

SandRidge Permian Trust holds royalty interests in specified oil and natural gas properties in the Permian Basin located in Andrews County, Texas. It has proved developed reserves of approximately 0.3 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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