Profire Energy Inc. (PFIE)’s Financial Results Comparing With Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB)

Profire Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:PFIE) and Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB) compete with each other in the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services sector. We will analyze and compare their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Profire Energy Inc. 45.96M 1.82 6.57M 0.14 13.78
Core Laboratories N.V. 700.85M 4.16 79.58M 2.13 34.38

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share (EPS), gross revenue and valuation of Profire Energy Inc. and Core Laboratories N.V. Core Laboratories N.V. has higher revenue and earnings than Profire Energy Inc. The business with a lower P/E ratio is presently more affordable of the two stocks. Profire Energy Inc.’s presently lower P/E ratio makes it the more affordable of the two businesses.


Table 2 has Profire Energy Inc. and Core Laboratories N.V.’s return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Profire Energy Inc. 14.30% 14.7% 13.4%
Core Laboratories N.V. 11.35% 61.2% 15.1%

Risk and Volatility

Profire Energy Inc. has a beta of 1.73 and its 73.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. In other hand, Core Laboratories N.V. has beta of 1.67 which is 67.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Profire Energy Inc. are 6.2 and 4.3. Competitively, Core Laboratories N.V. has 2.3 and 1.9 for Current and Quick Ratio. Profire Energy Inc.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Core Laboratories N.V.


The dividend yield for Core Laboratories N.V. is 3.37% while its annual dividend payout is $2.2 per share. Profire Energy Inc. does not offer a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

Profire Energy Inc. and Core Laboratories N.V. Ratings and Recommendations are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Profire Energy Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Core Laboratories N.V. 0 4 4 2.50

Competitively Core Laboratories N.V. has an average target price of $87, with potential upside of 32.18%.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Profire Energy Inc. and Core Laboratories N.V. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 44.1% and 0%. Insiders held 48.11% of Profire Energy Inc. shares. Competitively, 0.1% are Core Laboratories N.V.’s share held by insiders.


Here are 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)
Profire Energy Inc. -5.1% -24.39% -36.52% -61.57% 3.91% -3.12%
Core Laboratories N.V. -12.04% -17.44% -31.55% -41.79% -26.38% -33.27%

For the past year Profire Energy Inc.’s stock price has smaller decline than Core Laboratories N.V.


Core Laboratories N.V. beats on 12 of the 15 factors Profire Energy Inc.

Profire Energy, Inc., an oilfield technology company, provides burner- and chemical-management products and services for the oil and gas industry primarily in the United States and Canadian markets. It assists energy production companies in the production and transportation of oil and natural gas. The company offers burner-management systems to ignite, monitor, and manage the burner flames used in oilfield vessels, as well as complementary oilfield products, such as valves and fuel trains, airplates, solar packages, and flare stack igniter and nozzles. It also provides chemical-management systems to monitor and manage chemical-injection process to ensure that optimal levels of chemicals are injected. Profire Energy, Inc. also sells and installs its systems in France, Italy, Ukraine, India, Nigeria, the Middle East, Australia, and Brazil. The company is headquartered in Lindon, Utah.

Core Laboratories N.V. provides reservoir description, production enhancement, and reservoir management services to the oil and gas industry in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Reservoir Description, Production Enhancement, and Reservoir Management. The Reservoir Description segment comprises the characterization of petroleum reservoir rock, fluid, and gas samples. This segment offers analytical and field services to characterize properties of crude oil and petroleum products to the oil and gas industry. The Production Enhancement segment includes services and products relating to reservoir well completions, perforations, stimulations, and production. This segment offers integrated services to evaluate the effectiveness of well completions and to develop solutions to enhance the effectiveness of enhanced oil recovery projects. The Reservoir Management segment combines and integrates information from reservoir description, as well as provides production enhancement services to increase the production and improve recovery of oil and gas from its clientÂ’s reservoirs. The company markets and sells its products through a combination of sales representatives, technical seminars, trade shows, and print advertising, as well as through distributors. Core Laboratories N.V. was founded in 1936 and is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.