Atwood Oceanics (NYSE: ATW) is one of 18 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Drilling” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Atwood Oceanics to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.0% of Atwood Oceanics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Drilling” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Atwood Oceanics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Drilling” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Atwood Oceanics and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atwood Oceanics 3 14 4 0 2.05
Atwood Oceanics Competitors 493 1522 1237 57 2.26

Atwood Oceanics presently has a consensus price target of $11.64, indicating a potential upside of 24.90%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Drilling” companies have a potential upside of 24.37%. Given Atwood Oceanics’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Atwood Oceanics is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Atwood Oceanics and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atwood Oceanics -3.06% 2.25% 1.59%
Atwood Oceanics Competitors -18.41% -8.37% -2.62%

Volatility and Risk

Atwood Oceanics has a beta of 2.47, indicating that its stock price is 147% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atwood Oceanics’ peers have a beta of 1.89, indicating that their average stock price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Atwood Oceanics and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Atwood Oceanics $605.28 million $296.89 million -46.60
Atwood Oceanics Competitors $1.42 billion $540.19 million -6.98

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

Atwood Oceanics Company Profile

Atwood Oceanics, Inc. is an offshore drilling company engaged in the drilling and completion of exploration and development wells for the global oil and gas industry. The Company owns various types of drilling rigs, such as Ultra-Deepwater Rigs, Deepwater Semisubmersibles and Jackups. Its Ultra-deepwater Rigs and Deepwater Semisubmersibles include Atwood Achiever, Atwood Archer, Atwood Admiral, Atwood Advantage, Atwood Condor, Atwood Eagle and Atwood Osprey. Its Jackup Rigs included Atwood Mako, Atwood Manta, Atwood Aurora, Atwood Beacon and Atwood Orca. The Atwood Mako and Atwood Manta, both approximately 400-foot water depth Pacific Class jackup rigs, are operating offshore Vietnam and offshore Thailand. The Atwood Aurora, an approximately 350-foot water depth jackup, is operating offshore West Africa. The Atwood Beacon, an approximately 400-foot water depth jackup, is operating in the Mediterranean Sea.

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