Reviewing ARC Resources (OTCMKTS:AETUF) & GrowMax Resources (OTCMKTS:APEOF)

ARC Resources (OTCMKTS:AETUF) and GrowMax Resources (OTCMKTS:APEOF) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ARC Resources and GrowMax Resources’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ARC Resources $1.16 billion 1.49 $164.94 million N/A N/A
GrowMax Resources N/A N/A -$41.89 million N/A N/A

ARC Resources has higher revenue and earnings than GrowMax Resources.


This table compares ARC Resources and GrowMax Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ARC Resources 0.78% 0.35% 0.21%
GrowMax Resources N/A -98.81% -80.62%

Volatility and Risk

ARC Resources has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GrowMax Resources has a beta of 1.42, indicating that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.


ARC Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.0%. GrowMax Resources does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for ARC Resources and GrowMax Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ARC Resources 0 1 3 0 2.75
GrowMax Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A


ARC Resources beats GrowMax Resources on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ARC Resources

ARC Resources Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, acquires, develops, and holds interest in petroleum and natural gas properties and assets in Canada. The company holds interests in the Montney properties located in northeast British Columbia and northern Alberta; and Cardium properties in the Pembina area of Alberta. ARC Resources Ltd. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

About GrowMax Resources

GrowMax Resources Corp. focuses on the exploration, evaluation, and development of phosphate and potassium-rich brine resources, and other mineral concessions in Peru. It owns a 100% interest in the Bayovar property covering an area of 227,000 gross acres located in the Sechura Desert in northwestern Peru. The company was formerly known as Americas Petrogas Inc. and changed its name to GrowMax Resources Corp. in August 2016. GrowMax Resources Corp. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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