Comparing Oceaneering International (OII) & Bristow Group (BRS)

Oceaneering International (NYSE: OII) and Bristow Group (NYSE:BRS) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.1% of Oceaneering International shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Oceaneering International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of Bristow Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Oceaneering International and Bristow Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oceaneering International -1.41% 1.14% 0.55%
Bristow Group -13.32% -6.83% -2.91%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Oceaneering International and Bristow Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oceaneering International $2.00 billion 1.09 $236.08 million ($0.29) -76.69
Bristow Group $1.33 billion 0.20 $62.14 million ($5.26) -1.40

Oceaneering International has higher revenue and earnings than Bristow Group. Oceaneering International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bristow Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Oceaneering International has a beta of 1.66, meaning that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bristow Group has a beta of 2.84, meaning that its stock price is 184% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Oceaneering International pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Bristow Group pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Oceaneering International pays out -206.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Bristow Group pays out -5.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Oceaneering International and Bristow Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oceaneering International 3 7 5 0 2.13
Bristow Group 0 4 1 0 2.20

Oceaneering International currently has a consensus target price of $28.50, indicating a potential upside of 28.15%. Bristow Group has a consensus target price of $13.25, indicating a potential upside of 79.78%. Given Bristow Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Bristow Group is more favorable than Oceaneering International.

Summary

Oceaneering International beats Bristow Group on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Oceaneering International Company Profile

Oceaneering International, Inc. is an oilfield provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications. The Company’s business segments are contained within two businesses: services and products provided to the oil and gas industry (Oilfield) and all other services and products (Advanced Technologies). Its four business segments within the Oilfield business are Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), Subsea Products, Subsea Projects and Asset Integrity. The services and products it provides to the oil and gas industry include remotely operated vehicles, specialty subsea hardware, engineering and project management, subsea intervention services, including manned diving, survey and positioning services and asset integrity and nondestructive testing services. The Company serves the defense, aerospace and commercial theme park industries.

Bristow Group Company Profile

Bristow Group Inc. is an industrial aviation services provider and helicopter service provider to the offshore energy industry. The Industrial Aviation Services segment’s operations are conducted primarily through four regions: Europe Caspian, Africa, Americas and Asia Pacific. The Europe Caspian region consists of all its operations and affiliates in Europe and Central Asia, including Norway, the United Kingdom and Turkmenistan. The Africa region consists of all its operations and affiliates on the African continent, including Nigeria, Tanzania and Egypt. The Americas region consists of all its operations and affiliates in North America and South America, including Brazil, Canada, Trinidad and the United States Gulf of Mexico. The Asia Pacific region consists of all its operations and affiliates in Australia and Southeast Asia, including Malaysia and Sakhalin. Additionally, it operates a training unit, Bristow Academy.

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