Comparing Profire Energy (PFIE) & The Competition

Profire Energy (NASDAQ: PFIE) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & gas field machinery” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Profire Energy to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Profire Energy and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Profire Energy $38.98 million $2.02 million 29.25
Profire Energy Competitors $4.88 billion -$576.10 million 40.77

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

Volatility and Risk

Profire Energy has a beta of 1.5, meaning that its stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Profire Energy’s competitors have a beta of 0.48, meaning that their average stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Profire Energy and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Profire Energy -15.82% -8.33% -7.72%
Profire Energy Competitors -20.61% 135.43% -0.40%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Profire Energy and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Profire Energy 0 1 1 0 2.50
Profire Energy Competitors 213 1282 1273 35 2.40

As a group, “Oil & gas field machinery” companies have a potential downside of 13.53%. Given Profire Energy’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Profire Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

36.3% of Profire Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.2% of shares of all “Oil & gas field machinery” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.0% of Profire Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.3% of shares of all “Oil & gas field machinery” companies are held by insiders. 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.

Summary

Profire Energy competitors beat Profire Energy on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Profire Energy

Profire Energy, Inc., an oilfield technology company, provides burner-management products and services for the oil and gas industry in North America. The company assists energy production companies in the production, and transportation of oil and natural gas. Its products include PF3100, a burner and combustion management system, which is designed to operate, monitor, control, and manage various complex heated appliances; and safety and monitoring devices, such as shut-down and temperature valves, pressure transmitters and switches, burners, pilots, flame arrestor housings, and other combustion related equipment. The company also sells and installs its systems in Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Profire Energy, Inc. is based in Lindon, Utah.

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