SM Energy Company (SM) and Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ:PVAC) Comparing side by side

SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) and Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ:PVAC) compete with each other in the Independent Oil & Gas sector. We will analyze and compare their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SM Energy Company 1.57B 1.23 508.41M 4.49 3.76
Penn Virginia Corporation 420.39M 1.65 224.78M 6.63 8.22

Table 1 highlights SM Energy Company and Penn Virginia Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Penn Virginia Corporation seems to has lower revenue, but higher earnings compared to SM Energy Company. The business with a lower price-to-earnings ratio is currently more affordable of the two stocks. SM Energy Company is currently more affordable than Penn Virginia Corporation, because it’s trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio.


Table 2 provides the return on equity, return on assets and net margins of the two firms.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SM Energy Company 32.38% 18.5% 7.8%
Penn Virginia Corporation 53.47% -3.9% -1.1%


The current Quick Ratio of SM Energy Company is 0.9 while its Current Ratio is 0.9. Meanwhile, Penn Virginia Corporation has a Current Ratio of 0.5 while its Quick Ratio is 0.4. SM Energy Company is better positioned to pay off its short-term and long-term debts than Penn Virginia Corporation.


SM Energy Company shareholders receive an annual dividend of $0.1 per share which is subject to 0.59% dividend yield. No dividend is paid out for Penn Virginia Corporation.

Analyst Ratings

The following table delivered below contains the ratings and recommendations for SM Energy Company and Penn Virginia Corporation.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
SM Energy Company 0 3 4 2.57
Penn Virginia Corporation 0 0 0 0.00

SM Energy Company has a consensus target price of $29.25, and a 70.06% upside potential.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Insiders held 0.95% of SM Energy Company shares. Insiders Competitively, held 12.2% of Penn Virginia Corporation shares.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
SM Energy Company -0.18% -14.07% -19.14% -43.71% -7.92% 8.91%
Penn Virginia Corporation -2.54% 3.87% -6.7% -36.51% 44.84% 0.8%

For the past year SM Energy Company’s stock price has bigger growth than Penn Virginia Corporation.


On 9 of the 15 factors SM Energy Company beats Penn Virginia Corporation.

SM Energy Company, an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil and condensate, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in onshore North America. It primarily has operations in the South Texas and Gulf Coast, Rocky Mountain, and Permian regions. As of December 31, 2016, the company had 395.8 million barrels of oil equivalent of estimated proved reserves; and working interests in 841 net productive oil wells and 704 net productive gas wells. The company was formerly known as St. Mary Land & Exploration Company and changed its name to SM Energy Company in May 2010. SM Energy Company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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