Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) is one of 247 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Pioneer Natural Resources to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Pioneer Natural Resources and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Pioneer Natural Resources $4.89 billion $1.79 billion 147.70
Pioneer Natural Resources Competitors $1.39 billion $598.77 million 20.99

Pioneer Natural Resources has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Pioneer Natural Resources is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Pioneer Natural Resources has a beta of 0.94, meaning that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pioneer Natural Resources’ rivals have a beta of 1.42, meaning that their average share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Pioneer Natural Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Pioneer Natural Resources pays out 8.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 384.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Pioneer Natural Resources and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pioneer Natural Resources 0 4 19 0 2.83
Pioneer Natural Resources Competitors 1442 7472 12105 257 2.53

Pioneer Natural Resources currently has a consensus target price of $196.04, suggesting a potential upside of 35.43%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 38.19%. Given Pioneer Natural Resources’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Pioneer Natural Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Pioneer Natural Resources and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pioneer Natural Resources 3.10% 1.79% 1.15%
Pioneer Natural Resources Competitors -427.06% -0.51% 2.30%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.5% of Pioneer Natural Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Pioneer Natural Resources shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Pioneer Natural Resources beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company Profile

Pioneer Natural Resources Company is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company explores for, develops and produces oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and gas within the United States, with operations primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas, the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas, the Raton field in southeast Colorado and the West Panhandle field in the Texas Panhandle. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned interests in eight gas processing plants and nine treating facilities. As of December 31, 2016, its Spraberry/Wolfcamp field covered approximately 800,000 gross acres (690,000 net acres). The Company completed 12 Eagle Ford Shale wells during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned approximately 185,000 gross acres (165,000 net acres) in the center of the Raton Basin. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s gas had an average energy content of 1,400 British thermal unit (Btu).

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