Comparing Paramount Resources (OTCMKTS:PRMRF) & Harbour Energy (OTCMKTS:HBRID)

Harbour Energy (OTCMKTS:HBRID) and Paramount Resources (OTCMKTS:PRMRF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

Harbour Energy has a beta of 2.69, indicating that its share price is 169% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Paramount Resources has a beta of 3.85, indicating that its share price is 285% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Harbour Energy and Paramount Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Harbour Energy 0 2 2 0 2.50
Paramount Resources 0 6 2 0 2.25

Paramount Resources has a consensus target price of $15.66, suggesting a potential upside of 21.79%. Given Paramount Resources’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Paramount Resources is more favorable than Harbour Energy.


This table compares Harbour Energy and Paramount Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Harbour Energy N/A N/A N/A
Paramount Resources 13.63% -1.58% -0.90%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Harbour Energy and Paramount Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Harbour Energy $1.58 billion 3.08 $164.30 million N/A N/A
Paramount Resources $467.36 million 3.70 -$16.94 million N/A N/A

Harbour Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Paramount Resources.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Paramount Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 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.

Harbour Energy Company Profile

Harbour Energy plc operates as an independent oil and gas company. It holds interests in various properties located in the United Kingdom, Norway, Indonesia, Vietnam, Brazil, Falkland Islands, Mauritania, and Mexico. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.

Paramount Resources Company Profile

Paramount Resources Ltd. explores and develops both conventional and unconventional petroleum and natural gas resources. It operates through the following regions: Grande Prairie Region, Kaybob Region and Central Alberta and Other Region. The company was founded by Clayton H. Riddell on February 14, 1978 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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