Analyzing Helix Energy Solutions Group (HLX) and Its Peers
Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE: HLX) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Helix Energy Solutions Group to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
86.9% of Helix Energy Solutions Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.9% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.7% of Helix Energy Solutions Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.7% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and Volatility
Helix Energy Solutions Group has a beta of 2.63, indicating that its stock price is 163% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Helix Energy Solutions Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.60, indicating that their average stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Helix Energy Solutions Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Helix Energy Solutions Group||0||3||6||0||2.67|
|Helix Energy Solutions Group Competitors||395||2039||2904||114||2.50|
Helix Energy Solutions Group presently has a consensus target price of $9.33, suggesting a potential upside of 31.20%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 25.91%. Given Helix Energy Solutions Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Helix Energy Solutions Group is more favorable than its competitors.
This table compares Helix Energy Solutions Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Helix Energy Solutions Group||-12.09%||-1.21%||-0.71%|
|Helix Energy Solutions Group Competitors||-16.29%||-9.76%||-5.24%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Helix Energy Solutions Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Helix Energy Solutions Group||$544.13 million||$107.34 million||-13.94|
|Helix Energy Solutions Group Competitors||$2.00 billion||$268.99 million||-45.46|
Helix Energy Solutions Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Helix Energy Solutions Group. Helix Energy Solutions 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.
Helix Energy Solutions Group beats its competitors on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
Helix Energy Solutions Group Company Profile
Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. is an international offshore energy services company. The Company provides services to the offshore energy industry, with a focus on well intervention and robotics operations. The Company operates in three segments: Well Intervention, Robotics and Production Facilities. Its Well Intervention segment includes the Company’s vessels and equipment used to perform well intervention services primarily in the Gulf of Mexico and North Sea regions. Its Robotics segment includes remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), trenchers and ROVDrills designed to complement offshore construction and well intervention services, and operates chartered ROV support vessels. Its Production Facilities segment includes the Helix Producer I (the HP I), a floating production vessel, the Helix Fast Response System (the HFRS), and its ownership interest in Independence Hub, LLC (Independence Hub).
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