Superior Drilling Products (NASDAQ: SDPI) and GulfMark Offshore (NYSE:GLF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitabiliy, risk, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Superior Drilling Products and GulfMark Offshore’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Superior Drilling Products N/A N/A N/A
GulfMark Offshore -512.40% -126.89% -47.00%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

69.2% of GulfMark Offshore shares are held by institutional investors. 25.4% of GulfMark Offshore shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Superior Drilling Products and GulfMark Offshore, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Superior Drilling Products 0 0 1 0 3.00
GulfMark Offshore 0 2 0 0 2.00

Superior Drilling Products currently has a consensus target price of $2.00, suggesting a potential upside of 170.27%. Given Superior Drilling Products’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Superior Drilling Products is more favorable than GulfMark Offshore.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Superior Drilling Products and GulfMark Offshore’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Superior Drilling Products $9.08 million 1.23 -$1.21 million N/A N/A
GulfMark Offshore N/A N/A N/A ($7.21) -0.05

GulfMark Offshore has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Superior Drilling Products.

Summary

Superior Drilling Products beats GulfMark Offshore on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Superior Drilling Products

Superior Drilling Products, Inc., a drilling and completion tool technology company, innovates, designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, rents, and repairs drilling and completion tools in the United States and internationally. It is involved in the design and manufacture of new drill bit and horizontal drill string enhancement tools for the oil, natural gas, and mining services industries; and the refurbishment of polycrystalline diamond compact drill bits. The company’s horizontal drilling tools include Drill N Ream, a dual-section reaming tool; Strider, a drill string oscillation system; V-Stream, an advanced conditioning system; and Dedicated Reamer Stinger that is used to enhance dedicated reamer operations. It serves companies operating in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas. The company was formerly known as SD Company, Inc. and changed its name to Superior Drilling Products, Inc. in May 2014. Superior Drilling Products, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Vernal, Utah.

About GulfMark Offshore

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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