Gulf Island Fabrication (NASDAQ: GIFI) is one of 57 public companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Gulf Island Fabrication to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Gulf Island Fabrication and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gulf Island Fabrication -9.96% -7.83% -6.35%
Gulf Island Fabrication Competitors -17.56% -16.84% -5.66%

Volatility & Risk

Gulf Island Fabrication has a beta of 0.93, indicating that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gulf Island Fabrication’s peers have a beta of 1.60, indicating that their average stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Gulf Island Fabrication pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Gulf Island Fabrication pays out -2.9% 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 -61.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Gulf Island Fabrication lags its peers as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.8% of Gulf Island Fabrication shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of Gulf Island Fabrication 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, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Gulf Island Fabrication and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Gulf Island Fabrication $204.71 million -$10.08 million -9.12
Gulf Island Fabrication Competitors $2.04 billion $273.76 million -37.24

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Gulf Island Fabrication and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gulf Island Fabrication 0 0 0 0 N/A
Gulf Island Fabrication Competitors 387 2001 2868 114 2.50

As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 21.61%. Given Gulf Island Fabrication’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Gulf Island Fabrication has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Gulf Island Fabrication peers beat Gulf Island Fabrication on 9 of the 11 factors compared.

About Gulf Island Fabrication

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (Gulf Island) is a holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a fabricator of steel platforms and other specialized structures for customers in the offshore oil and gas industry. It also performs onshore and offshore construction and fabrication services for customers in the marine industry. Its primary activity is the fabrication of offshore drilling and production platforms and other steel structures for customers in the oil and gas and marine industries, including jackets and deck sections of fixed production platforms, hull, tendon, and/or deck sections of floating production platforms, piles, wellhead protectors. It conducts its operations through its subsidiaries, which include Gulf Island, L.L.C.; Gulf Marine Fabricators, L.P.; Gulf Island Marine Fabricators, L.L.C.; Gulf Island Shipyards, L.L.C.; Dolphin Services, L.L.C.; and Dolphin Steel Sales, L.L.C.

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