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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Oceaneering International and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Oceaneering International $2.00 billion $236.08 million -89.45
Oceaneering International Competitors $2.04 billion $274.31 million -40.56

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

Profitability

This table compares Oceaneering International and its competitors’ 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%
Oceaneering International Competitors -19.40% -18.10% -6.51%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.7% of Oceaneering International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Oceaneering International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Oceaneering International has a beta of 1.67, suggesting that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oceaneering International’s competitors have a beta of 1.57, suggesting that their average stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Oceaneering International and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oceaneering International 3 7 6 0 2.19
Oceaneering International Competitors 500 2214 2930 125 2.46

Oceaneering International presently has a consensus price target of $28.55, indicating a potential upside of 10.04%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 25.14%. Given Oceaneering International’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Oceaneering International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

Oceaneering International pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Oceaneering International pays out -206.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.7% and pay out -46.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Oceaneering International competitors beat Oceaneering International on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

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.

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