PostRock Energy (OTCMKTS:PSTRQ) and TORAY INDUSTRIE/ADR (OTCMKTS:TRYIY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PostRock Energy and TORAY INDUSTRIE/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PostRock Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
TORAY INDUSTRIE/ADR $21.55 billion 0.54 $715.07 million $0.89 15.90

TORAY INDUSTRIE/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than PostRock Energy.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of TORAY INDUSTRIE/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. 79.2% of PostRock Energy shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares PostRock Energy and TORAY INDUSTRIE/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PostRock Energy N/A N/A N/A
TORAY INDUSTRIE/ADR 3.30% 6.35% 2.76%


TORAY INDUSTRIE/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. PostRock Energy does not pay a dividend. TORAY INDUSTRIE/ADR pays out 22.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

PostRock Energy has a beta of -14.07, meaning that its share price is 1,507% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TORAY INDUSTRIE/ADR has a beta of 0.37, meaning that its share price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for PostRock Energy and TORAY INDUSTRIE/ADR, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PostRock Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A


TORAY INDUSTRIE/ADR beats PostRock Energy on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PostRock Energy

PostRock Energy Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and gathering of crude oil and natural gas. It primarily focuses on the production of conventional oil and coal bed methane gas from its properties located in the Cherokee basin, a region in southeastern Kansas, northeastern Oklahoma, and central Oklahoma. The company also has minor oil and gas producing properties in the Appalachian basin. Its estimated proved reserves include 119.1 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 4.1 million barrels of oil. As of March 27, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 3,000 wells and maintained approximately 2,200 miles of gas gathering lines primarily in the Cherokee Basin. PostRock Energy Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. On December 21, 2018, the voluntary petition of PostRock Energy Corporation for reorganization under Chapter 11 was converted to Chapter 7. It had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on April 1, 2016.


Toray Industries, Inc. manufactures, processes, and sells fibers and textiles, performance chemicals, carbon fiber composite materials, environment and engineering products, and life science products. The company offers filament yarns, staple fibers, and spun yarns, as well as woven and knitted fabrics of nylon, polyester, acrylics, and others; non-woven fabrics; ultra-microfiber non-woven fabric with suede-texture; and apparel products. It also provides nylon, ABS, PBT, PPS, other resins and molded products; polyolefin foam products; polyester, polyethylene, polypropylene, and other films; processed film products; raw materials for synthetic fibers and plastics; fine chemicals; electronic and information materials; and graphic materials. In addition, the company offers carbon fibers, carbon fiber composite materials, and molded products; analysis, physical evaluation, research, and other services; and pharmaceuticals, medical devices, etc. Further, it provides engineering services; condominiums; industrial equipment and machinery; IT-related equipment; water treatment membranes and related equipment; materials for housing, building, and civil engineering applications. As of March 31, 2018, Toray Industries, Inc. operated in 26 countries and regions, including Japan. The company was formerly known as Toyo Rayon Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Toray Industries, Inc. in 1970. Toray Industries, Inc. was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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