Weatherford International (OTCMKTS: WFTIF) is one of 15 public companies in the “Oil & gas field machinery” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Weatherford International to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.
Volatility and Risk
Weatherford International has a beta of 2.81, suggesting that its stock price is 181% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Weatherford International’s rivals have a beta of 1.31, suggesting that their average stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Weatherford International and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Weatherford International||$5.74 billion||-$2.81 billion||-0.09|
|Weatherford International Competitors||$4.18 billion||-$512.36 million||-15.10|
Weatherford International has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Weatherford International is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
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 Competitors||-5.52%||6.19%||3.88%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
85.7% of Weatherford International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.8% of shares of all “Oil & gas field machinery” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Weatherford International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.3% of shares of all “Oil & gas field machinery” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings for Weatherford International and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Weatherford International Competitors||211||1084||1041||26||2.37|
As a group, “Oil & gas field machinery” companies have a potential upside of 31.67%. Given Weatherford International’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Weatherford International has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Weatherford International rivals beat Weatherford International on 9 of the 13 factors compared.
About Weatherford International
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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