Paramount Resources (PRMRF) & INPEX CORP/ADR (IPXHY) Critical Contrast

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Paramount Resources (OTCMKTS:PRMRF) and INPEX CORP/ADR (OTCMKTS:IPXHY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.


INPEX CORP/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Paramount Resources does not pay a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.2% of Paramount Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Paramount Resources and INPEX CORP/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Paramount Resources $744.95 million 1.13 -$283.27 million N/A N/A
INPEX CORP/ADR $8.43 billion N/A $363.25 million N/A N/A

INPEX CORP/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Paramount Resources.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Paramount Resources and INPEX CORP/ADR, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Paramount Resources 1 7 0 0 1.88


This table compares Paramount Resources and INPEX CORP/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Paramount Resources -43.26% -7.81% -3.68%
INPEX CORP/ADR 4.72% 3.95% 2.92%

Volatility & Risk

Paramount Resources has a beta of 2.26, indicating that its stock price is 126% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, INPEX CORP/ADR has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.


INPEX CORP/ADR beats Paramount Resources on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Paramount Resources

Paramount Resources Ltd., an independent energy company, explores for, develops, produces, and markets natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids in Canada. Its principal properties are the Montney and Duvernay developments covering approximately 3.0 million net acres located in Alberta and British Columbia. The company also invests in public and private corporations. Paramount Resources Ltd. was founded in 1976 and is based in Calgary, Canada.


Inpex Corporation engages in the research, exploration, development, production, and sale of oil, natural gas, and other mineral resources in Japan, rest of Asia and Oceania, Europe and NIS countries, the Middle East and Africa, and the Americas. It is also involved in the investment and lending to the companies engaged in mineral resources business, etc. The company holds interests in approximately 70 projects in approximately 20 countries; and owns a natural gas pipeline network of 1,500 kilometers. As of March 31, 2018, its proved reserves were 2,747 million barrels for crude oil, condensate, and LPG; and 5,976 billion cubic feet for natural gas. Inpex Corporation was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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