Critical Survey: Hurricane Energy (HRCXF) versus Propetro (PUMP)

Hurricane Energy (OTCMKTS:HRCXF) and Propetro (NYSE:PUMP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.7% of Propetro shares are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of Propetro shares are held 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Hurricane Energy and Propetro, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hurricane Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Propetro 0 1 7 0 2.88

Propetro has a consensus target price of $26.00, suggesting a potential upside of 20.59%. Given Propetro’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Propetro is more favorable than Hurricane Energy.

Risk & Volatility

Hurricane Energy has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Propetro has a beta of 1.75, suggesting that its share price is 75% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hurricane Energy N/A N/A N/A
Propetro 11.09% 30.69% 18.23%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hurricane Energy and Propetro’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hurricane Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Propetro $1.70 billion 1.27 $173.86 million $2.00 10.78

Propetro has higher revenue and earnings than Hurricane Energy.


Propetro beats Hurricane Energy on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hurricane Energy Company Profile

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.

Propetro Company Profile

ProPetro Holding Corp., an oilfield services company, provides pressure pumping and other related services. The company offers hydraulic fracturing services; and a suite of well completion and production services, including cementing, acidizing, coiled tubing, flowback, surface air drilling, and drilling services. It serves the upstream oil and gas companies engaged in the exploration and production of North American unconventional oil and natural gas resources in the Permian Basin. As of December 31, 2018, the company's fleet comprised 20 hydraulic fracturing units with 905,000 hydraulic horsepower. ProPetro Holding Corp. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas.

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