January 29, 2023

PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE – rating retained) and Groove Botanicals (OTCMKTS:GRVE – rating retained) are both oil/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We’ll compare the two companies based on their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risks, and valuations.

Risk & Volatility

PDC Energy has a beta of 2.51, meaning its stock price is 151% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Groove Botanicals has a beta of 1.75, meaning its stock price is 75% more volatile than the S&P 500 S&P 500.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on total assets of PDC Energy and Groove Botanicals.

net margins return on equity return on investment
PDC power 49.76% 45.90% 22.26%
Groove Botanicals N / A N / A N / A

Insider and Institutional Property

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96.2% of PDC Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of PDC Energy’s stock is owned by company insiders. By comparison, 55.1% of Groove Botanicals stock is owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers, and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of the current ratings and price targets for PDC Energy and Groove Botanicals as reported by MarketBeat.

sell reviews keep ratings Buy reviews Strong buy recommendations rating score
PDC power 0 3 4 0 2.57
Groove Botanicals 0 0 0 0 N / A

PDC Energy currently has a consensus price target of $84.33, which suggests a potential upside of 23.02%. Given PDC Energy’s more likely upside potential, equity analysts clearly believe that PDC Energy is cheaper than Groove Botanicals.

Score & Rating

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share, and valuation of PDC Energy and Groove Botanicals.

gross receipts price/sales ratio net income earnings per share price-earnings ratio
PDC power $1.86 billion 3.40 $522.31 million $19.49 3.52
Groove Botanicals N / A N / A N / A N / A N / A

PDC Energy has higher sales and earnings than Groove Botanicals.


PDC Energy beats Groove Botanicals on 8 of the 9 factors comparing the two stocks.

About PDC Energy

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PDC Energy, Inc., an independent exploration and production company, acquires, explores, develops and produces crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids in the United States. The Company’s operations are primarily located in the Wattenberg Field of Colorado and the Delaware Basin of Texas. As of December 31, 2021, it owned interests in approximately 3,500 gross producing wells. The company was formerly known as Petroleum Development Corporation and changed its name to PDC Energy, Inc. in June 2012. PDC Energy, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

About Groove Botanicals

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Groove Botanicals, Inc. is focused on developing battery technology for electric vehicles. The company was formerly known as Avalon Oil & Gas, Inc. and changed its name to Groove Botanicals, Inc. in May 2018. Groove Botanicals, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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