Financial Contrast: Cimarex Energy (XEC) versus Pantheon Resources (PTHRF)

Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC) and Pantheon Resources (OTCMKTS:PTHRF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cimarex Energy and Pantheon Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cimarex Energy $1.92 billion 3.52 $494.32 million $4.65 15.19
Pantheon Resources N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Cimarex Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Pantheon Resources.

Risk & Volatility

Cimarex Energy has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pantheon Resources has a beta of 2.83, indicating that its stock price is 183% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Cimarex Energy and Pantheon Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cimarex Energy 28.70% 23.33% 12.10%
Pantheon Resources N/A N/A N/A


Cimarex Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Pantheon Resources does not pay a dividend. Cimarex Energy pays out 15.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

98.2% of Cimarex Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of Cimarex Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Cimarex Energy and Pantheon Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cimarex Energy 0 8 14 0 2.64
Pantheon Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cimarex Energy presently has a consensus price target of $121.70, indicating a potential upside of 72.28%. Given Cimarex Energy’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Cimarex Energy is more favorable than Pantheon Resources.


Cimarex Energy beats Pantheon Resources on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cimarex Energy Company Profile

Cimarex Energy Co. operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company primarily in Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. As of December 31, 2017, it had a total proved oil and gas reserves of 3.35 trillion cubic feet equivalent (Tcfe) consisting of 1.61 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, 0.82 Tcfe of oil, and 0.92 Tcfe of natural gas liquids primarily located in the Mid-Continent and Permian Basin regions. The company also owned interests in 3,083 net productive oil and gas wells. Cimarex Energy Co. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Pantheon Resources Company Profile

Pantheon Resources Plc, through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of oil and gas in the United States. Its principal asset is a working interest ranging between 50% and 58% in four prospects in Tyler and Polk counties, East Texas. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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