Par Pacific (NYSE:PARR) and Epsilon Energy (NASDAQ:EPSN) Financial Survey

Par Pacific (NYSE:PARRGet Free Report) and Epsilon Energy (NASDAQ:EPSNGet Free Report) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Par Pacific has a beta of 1.96, suggesting that its share price is 96% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Epsilon Energy has a beta of 0.36, suggesting that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Par Pacific and Epsilon Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Par Pacific 8.85% 47.63% 13.66%
Epsilon Energy 22.60% 6.81% 5.67%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Par Pacific and Epsilon Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Par Pacific $8.23 billion 0.27 $728.64 million $11.95 3.12
Epsilon Energy $30.73 million 3.91 $6.95 million $0.31 17.71

Par Pacific has higher revenue and earnings than Epsilon Energy. Par Pacific is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Epsilon Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Par Pacific and Epsilon Energy, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Par Pacific 0 2 2 0 2.50
Epsilon Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Par Pacific currently has a consensus price target of $36.50, indicating a potential downside of 2.09%. Given Par Pacific’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Par Pacific is more favorable than Epsilon Energy.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.2% of Par Pacific shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.3% of Epsilon Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.4% of Par Pacific shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.5% of Epsilon Energy shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Par Pacific beats Epsilon Energy on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Par Pacific

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Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. owns and operates energy and infrastructure businesses. The company operates through Refining, Retail, and Logistics segments. The Refining segment owns and operates refineries that produce gasoline, distillate, asphalt, and other products primarily for consumption in Kapolei, Hawaii, Newcastle, Wyoming, Tacoma, Washington, and Billings, Montana. The Retail segment operates fuel retail outlets, which sell merchandise, such as soft drinks, prepared foods, and other sundries in Hawaii under the Hele, 76, and nomnom brands; and gasoline, diesel, and retail merchandise in Washington and Idaho. The Logistics segment owns and operates terminals, pipelines, single point mooring, marine vessels, storage facilities, loading and truck racks, and rail facilities to distribute ethanol, petroleum, and refined products throughout Hawaii, the United States West Coast, Washington, the Dakotas, and Wyoming; and a jet fuel storage facility and pipeline that serves Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. It also holds interest in refined products pipeline. In addition, the company owns and operates a marine terminal, a unit train-capable rail loading terminal; a truck rack, and a proprietary pipeline that serves Joint Base Lewis McChord. The company was formerly known as Par Petroleum Corporation and changed its name to Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. in October 2015. Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

About Epsilon Energy

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Epsilon Energy Ltd., a natural gas and oil company, engages in the acquisition, development, gathering, and production of natural oil and gas reserves in the United States. The company operates through Upstream and Gathering System segments. It has natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania; and oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas production in the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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