Financial Contrast: Hurricane Energy (HRCXF) versus Its Competitors

Hurricane Energy (OTCMKTS: HRCXF) is one of 39 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Hurricane Energy to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

Hurricane Energy has a beta of 0.4, indicating that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hurricane Energy’s peers have a beta of 2.30, indicating that their average share price is 130% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Hurricane Energy and its peers’ 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
Hurricane Energy Competitors -23.74% -129.14% -5.31%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Hurricane Energy and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hurricane Energy 0 3 2 0 2.40
Hurricane Energy Competitors 560 2076 2471 114 2.41

As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 76.27%. Given Hurricane Energy’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Hurricane Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hurricane Energy and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hurricane Energy $170.28 million N/A 4.79
Hurricane Energy Competitors $3.57 billion -$214.29 million 5.17

Hurricane Energy’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Hurricane Energy. Hurricane Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.9% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.2% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Hurricane Energy peers beat Hurricane Energy on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

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.

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