Bristow Group (NYSE: BRS) is one of 56 public companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Bristow Group to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bristow Group and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Bristow Group $1.33 billion $62.14 million -1.77
Bristow Group Competitors $2.00 billion $269.51 million -39.54

Bristow Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Bristow Group. Bristow Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Bristow Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bristow Group 0 4 1 0 2.20
Bristow Group Competitors 500 2212 2928 125 2.46

Bristow Group currently has a consensus price target of $13.25, indicating a potential upside of 42.63%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 29.88%. Given Bristow Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Bristow Group is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

Bristow Group pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Bristow Group pays out -5.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.8% and pay out -46.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Bristow Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bristow Group -13.32% -6.83% -2.91%
Bristow Group Competitors -18.70% -17.92% -6.15%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.0% of Bristow Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Bristow Group has a beta of 2.81, meaning that its stock price is 181% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bristow Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.57, meaning that their average stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Bristow Group competitors beat Bristow Group on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

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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