Superior Energy Services (NYSE: SPN) is one of 57 public companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Superior Energy Services to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Superior Energy Services and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Superior Energy Services -31.24% -28.82% -10.86%
Superior Energy Services Competitors -18.92% -17.93% -6.42%

Volatility & Risk

Superior Energy Services has a beta of 2.14, indicating that its stock price is 114% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Superior Energy Services’ rivals have a beta of 1.60, indicating that their average stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Superior Energy Services and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Superior Energy Services $1.55 billion -$16.52 million -3.24
Superior Energy Services Competitors $2.04 billion $273.76 million -40.70

Superior Energy Services’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Superior Energy Services. Superior Energy Services 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 summary of recent ratings for Superior Energy Services and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Superior Energy Services 0 13 8 0 2.38
Superior Energy Services Competitors 505 2222 2945 127 2.46

Superior Energy Services presently has a consensus target price of $16.33, indicating a potential upside of 57.35%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 22.57%. Given Superior Energy Services’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Superior Energy Services is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of Superior Energy Services shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Superior Energy Services rivals beat Superior Energy Services on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

Superior Energy Services Company Profile

Superior Energy Services, Inc. provides a range of services and products to the energy industry related to the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas. The Company’s segments include Drilling Products and Services, which rents and sells bottom hole assemblies, drill pipe, tubulars and specialized equipment for use with onshore and offshore oil and gas well drilling, production and workover activities; Onshore Completion and Workover Services, which provides pressure pumping services used to complete and stimulate production in new oil and gas wells, fluid handling services and well servicing rigs that provide a range of well completion and maintenance services; Production Services, which provides intervention services, such as coiled tubing, cased hole and mechanical wireline, hydraulic workover and snubbing, and remedial pumping services, and Technical Solutions, which provides services requiring specialized engineering, manufacturing or project planning.

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