Pioneer Energy Services Corp. (NYSE: PES) is one of 18 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Drilling” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Pioneer Energy Services Corp. to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

Pioneer Energy Services Corp. has a beta of 3.03, suggesting that its share price is 203% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pioneer Energy Services Corp.’s competitors have a beta of 1.89, suggesting that their average share price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pioneer Energy Services Corp. and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Pioneer Energy Services Corp. $342.72 million $20.01 million -1.36
Pioneer Energy Services Corp. Competitors $1.42 billion $540.19 million -6.92

Pioneer Energy Services Corp.’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Pioneer Energy Services Corp.. Pioneer Energy Services Corp. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Pioneer Energy Services Corp. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pioneer Energy Services Corp. -33.86% -28.63% -10.36%
Pioneer Energy Services Corp. Competitors -18.41% -8.37% -2.62%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Pioneer Energy Services Corp. and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pioneer Energy Services Corp. 0 5 6 0 2.55
Pioneer Energy Services Corp. Competitors 489 1503 1224 57 2.26

Pioneer Energy Services Corp. presently has a consensus target price of $5.25, indicating a potential upside of 133.33%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Drilling” companies have a potential upside of 20.65%. Given Pioneer Energy Services Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Pioneer Energy Services Corp. is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

74.0% of Pioneer Energy Services Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Drilling” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.1% of Pioneer Energy Services Corp. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Drilling” companies are owned 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.

Summary

Pioneer Energy Services Corp. competitors beat Pioneer Energy Services Corp. on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Pioneer Energy Services Corp. Company Profile

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.

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