Pioneer Energy Services Corp (NYSE: PDC) and Precision Drilling Corporation (NYSE:PDS) are both energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Pioneer Energy Services Corp and Precision Drilling Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pioneer Energy Services Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Precision Drilling Corporation 0 6 9 1 2.69

Precision Drilling Corporation has a consensus price target of $6.28, suggesting a potential upside of 144.36%.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.2% of Precision Drilling Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Precision Drilling Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Pioneer Energy Services Corp and Precision Drilling Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pioneer Energy Services Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Precision Drilling Corporation $871.79 million 0.86 $194.27 million ($0.35) -7.34

Precision Drilling Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Pioneer Energy Services Corp.

Profitability

This table compares Pioneer Energy Services Corp and Precision Drilling Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pioneer Energy Services Corp -18.86% -32.74% -11.44%
Precision Drilling Corporation -12.38% -7.10% -3.22%

Summary

Precision Drilling Corporation beats Pioneer Energy Services Corp on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pioneer Energy Services Corp

Pioneer Energy Services Corp. provides land-based drilling services and production services to a group of independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the United States and internationally in Colombia. The Company operates through two segments, which include drilling services segment and production services segment. It also provides two of its services (coiled tubing and wireline services) offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Its drilling services segment provides contract land drilling services to a group of exploration and production companies through the Company’s four drilling divisions in the United States, and internationally in Colombia. Its production services segment provides a range of services to a group of exploration and production companies, with its operations concentrated in the various United States onshore oil and gas producing regions in the Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain states and in the Gulf Coast.

About Precision Drilling Corporation

Precision Drilling Corporation (Precision) is an oilfield services company. The Company provides onshore drilling and completion and production services to exploration and production companies in the oil and natural gas industry. The Company operates through two segments: Contract Drilling Services, and Completion and Production Services. The Contract Drilling Services segment operates its rigs in Canada, the United States and internationally. The Completion and Production Services segment provides completion and workover services and ancillary services to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in Canada and the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the Contract Drilling Services segment consisted of 255 land drilling rigs, including 135 in Canada, 103 in the United States, five in Mexico, four in Saudi Arabia, five in Kuwait, two in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and one in the country of Georgia.

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