Weatherford International (WFTIF) and Its Competitors Financial Comparison

Weatherford International (OTCMKTS: WFTIF) is one of 15 public companies in the “Oil & gas field machinery” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Weatherford International to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Weatherford International and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Weatherford International -53.77% N/A -7.53%
Weatherford International Competitors -5.52% 6.19% 3.88%

Risk and Volatility

Weatherford International has a beta of 2.86, indicating that its stock price is 186% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Weatherford International’s rivals have a beta of 1.33, indicating that their average stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Weatherford International and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Weatherford International $5.74 billion -$2.81 billion -9,605,084,406.78
Weatherford International Competitors $4.18 billion -$512.36 million 3,723,868,020.17

Weatherford International has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Weatherford International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.7% of Weatherford International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.8% of shares of all “Oil & gas field machinery” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Weatherford International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Oil & gas field machinery” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Weatherford International and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Weatherford International 1 0 0 0 1.00
Weatherford International Competitors 211 1082 1041 26 2.37

As a group, “Oil & gas field machinery” companies have a potential downside of 100.00%. Given Weatherford International’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Weatherford International has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Weatherford International rivals beat Weatherford International on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

Weatherford International Company Profile

Weatherford International Plc provides equipment and services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry. It operates through two segments: Western Hemisphere and Eastern Hemispher. The company products and services are Drilling and Evaluation, Production, Completions, and Well Construction. Weatherford International was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland.

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