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Barnwell Industries

Executive Summary

Barnwell Industries, Inc. acquires, develops, produces, and sells oil and natural gas in Canada.

Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

How has Barnwell Industries's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: BRN's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Oil and Gas


US Market

1 Year Return




US Oil and Gas


US Market

Return vs Industry: BRN exceeded the US Oil and Gas industry which returned -39.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BRN underperformed the US Market which returned 5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day3.8%1.5%4.3%
30 Day38.6%-15.6%0.5%
90 Day60.5%16.9%23.0%
1 Year-8.4%-8.4%-36.9%-39.7%9.7%7.4%
3 Year-50.9%-50.9%-31.0%-38.3%38.3%29.2%
5 Year-61.9%-61.9%-36.7%-47.0%66.0%47.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Barnwell Industries's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Barnwell Industries undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Book (PB) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate BRN's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate BRN's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BRN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Oil and Gas industry average.

PE vs Market: BRN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate BRN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BRN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.8x) compared to the US Oil and Gas industry average (0.7x).

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Future Growth

How is Barnwell Industries forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Energy industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Barnwell Industries has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

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Past Performance

How has Barnwell Industries performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BRN is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: BRN is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BRN is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -67.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare BRN's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: BRN is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-17.5%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: BRN has a negative Return on Equity (-356.54%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Barnwell Industries's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BRN's short term assets ($8.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($6.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: BRN's short term assets ($8.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($10.6M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BRN is debt free.

Reducing Debt: BRN has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 52.6%.

Balance Sheet

Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: BRN has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: BRN has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 25.7% each year

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What is Barnwell Industries's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate BRN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate BRN's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if BRN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if BRN's dividend payments have been increasing.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: BRN is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of BRN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average board tenure


Alexander Kinzler (61yo)





Mr. Alexander C. Kinzler has been the President and Chief Operating Officer of Barnwell Industries Inc. since December 2002 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since December 31, 2016. Mr. Kinzler has ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Alexander's total compensation ($USD358.30K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD606.53K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Alexander's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Board Members

Alexander Kinzler
President3.58yrsUS$358.30k11.24% $868.2k
Douglas Woodrum
Nominee Director0.25yrno datano data
Ned Sherwood
Nominee Director0.25yrno data2.88% $222.2k
Philip McPherson
Nominee Director0.25yrno datano data
Kevin Takata
Independent Director16.5yrsUS$38.00k0.034% $2.7k
Robert Inglima
Independent Director12.75yrsUS$40.57k0.38% $29.7k
Bradley Tirpak
Nominee Director0.25yrno data0.41% $31.9k
Peter O'Malley
Independent Director0.25yrno datano data
Erminia Bossio
Independent Director0.25yrno datano data
Scott Kepner
Nominee Director0.25yrno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: BRN's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Barnwell Industries, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Barnwell Industries, Inc.
  • Ticker: BRN
  • Exchange: AMEX
  • Founded: 1956
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: US$7.728m
  • Shares outstanding: 8.28m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Barnwell Industries, Inc.
  • 1100 Alakea Street
  • Suite 2900
  • Honolulu
  • Hawaii
  • 96813
  • United States


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Barnwell Industries, Inc. acquires, develops, produces, and sells oil and natural gas in Canada. It operates through three segments: Oil and Natural Gas, Land Investment, and Contract Drilling. The company also invests in land interests in Hawaii. In addition, it owns and operates five water well drilling rigs, two pump rigs, and other ancillary drilling and pump equipment; drills water and water monitoring wells of various depths; installs and repairs water pumping systems; and distributes Floway pumps and equipment in Hawaii. Barnwell Industries, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/07 00:07
End of Day Share Price2020/07/06 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/09/30

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.