Key Energy Services (NYSE: KEG) and GulfMark Offshore (NYSE:GLF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Key Energy Services and GulfMark Offshore’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Key Energy Services||$407.62 million||0.93||-$94.57 million||N/A||N/A|
GulfMark Offshore has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Key Energy Services.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
46.8% of Key Energy Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.2% of GulfMark Offshore shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.0% of Key Energy Services shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 25.4% of GulfMark Offshore shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Key Energy Services and GulfMark Offshore’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Key Energy Services||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Key Energy Services and GulfMark Offshore, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Key Energy Services||0||3||2||0||2.40|
Key Energy Services presently has a consensus target price of $21.67, suggesting a potential upside of 15.25%. GulfMark Offshore has a consensus target price of $4.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1,091.54%. Given GulfMark Offshore’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe GulfMark Offshore is more favorable than Key Energy Services.
Key Energy Services beats GulfMark Offshore on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Key Energy Services Company Profile
Key Energy Services, Inc. is an onshore, rig-based well servicing contractor. The Company provides a range of well services to oil companies, foreign national oil companies, and independent oil and natural gas production companies. The Company operates in five segments: U.S. Rig Services, Fluid Management Services, Coiled Tubing Services, Fishing and Rental Services, and International. Its U.S. Rig Services, Fluid Management Services, Coiled Tubing Services, Fishing and Rental Services operate geographically within the United States. The International segment includes its operations in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Russia, Bahrain and Oman. The Company’s services include rig-based and coiled tubing-based well maintenance and workover services, well completion and recompletion services, fluid management services, fishing and rental services, and other ancillary oilfield services. Additionally, certain of its rigs provide specialty drilling applications.
GulfMark Offshore Company Profile
GulfMark Offshore, Inc. provides offshore marine support and transportation services. The Company offers these services to companies engaged in the offshore exploration and production of oil and natural gas. The Company operates in three segments: the North Sea (N. Sea), Southeast Asia (SEA) and the Americas. Its vessels transport materials, supplies and personnel to offshore facilities, as well as move and position drilling and production facilities. The operations are conducted in the North Sea, offshore Southeast Asia and offshore in the Americas. It operates a fleet of over 70 owned or managed offshore supply vessels (OSVs), which include over 30 vessels in the North Sea, over 10 vessels offshore Southeast Asia and over 30 vessels offshore the Americas. Its customers include oil and natural gas companies, independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies working in international markets, and foreign Government-owned or controlled oil and natural gas companies.
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