HighPeak Energy (NASDAQ:HPK) and Helmerich & Payne (NYSE:HP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for HighPeak Energy and Helmerich & Payne, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Helmerich & Payne||6||6||8||0||2.10|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
2.2% of HighPeak Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.6% of Helmerich & Payne shares are owned by institutional investors. 89.6% of HighPeak Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.8% of Helmerich & Payne shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
HighPeak Energy has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Helmerich & Payne has a beta of 2.24, suggesting that its share price is 124% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares HighPeak Energy and Helmerich & Payne’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Helmerich & Payne||-27.71%||-8.15%||-5.55%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares HighPeak Energy and Helmerich & Payne’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|HighPeak Energy||$24.62 million||36.55||-$101.46 million||N/A||N/A|
|Helmerich & Payne||$1.77 billion||1.99||-$494.50 million||($0.86)||-37.98|
HighPeak Energy has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Helmerich & Payne.
HighPeak Energy beats Helmerich & Payne on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About HighPeak Energy
HighPeak Energy, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids reserves in the Midland Basin in West Texas. As of December 31, 2020, the company had approximately 22,515 MBoe of proved reserves. HighPeak Energy, Inc. was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
About Helmerich & Payne
Founded in 1920, Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (H&P) (NYSE: HP) is committed to delivering industry leading levels of drilling productivity and reliability. H&P operates with the highest level of integrity, safety and innovation to deliver superior results for its customers and returns for shareholders. Through its subsidiaries, the Company designs, fabricates and operates high-performance drilling rigs in conventional and unconventional plays around the world. H&P also develops and implements advanced automation, directional drilling and survey management technologies. H&P’s fleet includes 299 land rigs in the U.S., 31 international land rigs and eight offshore platform rigs.
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