Ranger Energy Services (NYSE:RNGR) and Hurricane Energy (OTCMKTS:HRCXF) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Ranger Energy Services and Hurricane Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ranger Energy Services -5.73% -2.77% -2.00%
Hurricane Energy N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

29.0% of Ranger Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. 4.3% of Ranger Energy Services shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ranger Energy Services and Hurricane Energy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ranger Energy Services $154.00 million 0.78 -$6.59 million ($0.78) -9.79
Hurricane Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Hurricane Energy has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Ranger Energy Services.

Risk and Volatility

Ranger Energy Services has a beta of 2.09, suggesting that its share price is 109% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hurricane Energy has a beta of 0.16, suggesting that its share price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Ranger Energy Services and Hurricane Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ranger Energy Services 0 2 2 0 2.50
Hurricane Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ranger Energy Services presently has a consensus target price of $13.00, suggesting a potential upside of 70.16%. Given Ranger Energy Services’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Ranger Energy Services is more favorable than Hurricane Energy.

Summary

Ranger Energy Services beats Hurricane Energy on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ranger Energy Services

Ranger Energy Services, Inc. provides well service rigs and associated services in the United States. It operates through two segments, Well Services and Processing Solutions. The company offers well completion support srevices, such as milling out composite plugs used during hydraulic fracturing; workover services, including retrieval and replacement of existing production tubing; well maintenance services comprising replacement of downhole artificial lift components; and decommissioning services consisting of plugging and abandonment services. It also rents equipment, such as power swivels, well control packages, hydraulic catwalks, frac tanks, pipe racks, pipe handling tools, and other equipment; and offers wireline, snubbing, and fluid management services. In addition, the company owns and operates a fleet of modular natural gas processing equipment that processes rich natural gas streams at the wellhead or central gathering points. It serves onshore exploration and production operators. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

About Hurricane Energy

Hurricane Energy plc, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, appraises, and develops oil from fractured basement reservoirs. The company has a portfolio of contiguous offshore licenses on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf, to the west of Shetland. Its producing oil fields include Clair, Foinaven, and Schiehallion; licenses are focuses on the Rona Ridge, a major NE-SW trending basement; and acreage comprises Lancaster, Whirlwind, Lincoln, and Halifax. Hurricane Energy plc has 37 million barrels of 2P reserves in the Lancaster field; controls 100% of 2.6 billion barrels of oil equivalent 2C contingent resources; and has 935 million stock barrels of oil in Best Case prospective resources in the Warwick prospect. The company was formerly known as Hurricane Exploration plc and changed its name to Hurricane Energy plc in April 2013. Hurricane Energy plc was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Godalming, the United Kingdom.

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