Pengrowth Energy (PGH) and Transglobe Energy (TGA) Financial Contrast

Pengrowth Energy (NYSE: PGH) and Transglobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Pengrowth Energy and Transglobe Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pengrowth Energy 4 2 0 0 1.33
Transglobe Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Pengrowth Energy and Transglobe Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pengrowth Energy $519.16 million 0.88 -$527.48 million ($1.05) -0.79
Transglobe Energy $252.59 million 0.56 -$78.73 million ($0.28) -6.96

Transglobe Energy has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Pengrowth Energy. Transglobe Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Pengrowth Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Pengrowth Energy has a beta of 2.15, meaning that its stock price is 115% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Transglobe Energy has a beta of 0.78, meaning that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Pengrowth Energy and Transglobe Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pengrowth Energy -127.77% -67.08% -26.43%
Transglobe Energy -35.97% 2.88% 1.83%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

14.2% of Pengrowth Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 18.6% of Transglobe Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 4.0% of Transglobe Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Transglobe Energy beats Pengrowth Energy on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pengrowth Energy

Pengrowth Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas assets in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Nova Scotia provinces in Canada. The company explores for crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, shale gas, and natural gas liquids. Its principal producing properties are the Lindbergh thermal property covering an area of 20,800 net acres situated in Calgary, Alberta; and the Groundbirch property covering an area of 12,536 net acres located in Fort St. John, British Columbia. As of December 31, 2017, the company had 239 net producing oil and natural gas wells; and 577 net non-producing wells, as well as total proved plus probable reserves of 446.6 millions of barrels of oil equivalent. Pengrowth Energy Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

About Transglobe Energy

TransGlobe Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, explores for, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in Egypt and Canada. It holds working interests in West Gharib, West Bakr, North West Gharib, South Alamein, South Ghazalat, and North West Sitra production sharing concessions. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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