Geospace Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: GEOS) is one of 56 public companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Geospace Technologies Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Geospace Technologies Corporation has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Geospace Technologies Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.57, meaning that their average stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.8% of Geospace Technologies Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.5% of Geospace Technologies Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by 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.

Profitability

This table compares Geospace Technologies Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Geospace Technologies Corporation -75.19% -21.79% -20.93%
Geospace Technologies Corporation Competitors -18.19% -17.55% -5.97%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Geospace Technologies Corporation and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Geospace Technologies Corporation $66.35 million -$32.47 million -4.43
Geospace Technologies Corporation Competitors $2.00 billion $269.51 million -39.54

Geospace Technologies Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Geospace Technologies Corporation. Geospace Technologies Corporation 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Geospace Technologies Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Geospace Technologies Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00
Geospace Technologies Corporation Competitors 500 2211 2927 125 2.46

As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 29.95%. Given Geospace Technologies Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Geospace Technologies Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Geospace Technologies Corporation rivals beat Geospace Technologies Corporation on 11 of the 12 factors compared.

Geospace Technologies Corporation Company Profile

Geospace Technologies Corporation designs and manufactures instruments and equipment used by the oil and gas industry to acquire seismic data in order to locate, characterize and monitor hydrocarbon producing reservoirs. The Company also designs and manufactures non-seismic products, including industrial products, offshore cables and imaging equipment. The Company operates through two segments: Seismic and Non-Seismic. The Company’s Seismic product segments include traditional exploration products, wireless exploration products and reservoir products. Its seismic product lines consist of land and marine nodal data acquisition systems, permanent land and seabed reservoir monitoring products and services, geophones and geophone strings, hydrophones, leader wire, connectors, telemetry cables, marine streamer retrieval and steering devices and various other products. The Company’s Non-Seismic product segments include imaging and industrial products.

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