Critical Review: Precision Drilling Corporation (PDS) & Its Peers
Precision Drilling Corporation (NYSE: PDS) is one of 18 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Drilling” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Precision Drilling Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Risk & Volatility
Precision Drilling Corporation has a beta of 1.79, indicating that its stock price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Precision Drilling Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.89, indicating that their average stock price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Precision Drilling Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Precision Drilling Corporation||-12.38%||-7.10%||-3.22%|
|Precision Drilling Corporation Competitors||-24.59%||-8.75%||-2.78%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
59.6% of Precision Drilling Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Drilling” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Precision Drilling Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Drilling” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Precision Drilling Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Precision Drilling Corporation||$910.75 million||$202.95 million||-6.77|
|Precision Drilling Corporation Competitors||$1.42 billion||$540.19 million||-6.94|
Precision Drilling Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Precision Drilling Corporation. Precision Drilling Corporation 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.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Precision Drilling Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Precision Drilling Corporation||0||6||7||1||2.64|
|Precision Drilling Corporation Competitors||493||1524||1237||57||2.26|
Precision Drilling Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $5.39, suggesting a potential upside of 127.61%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Drilling” companies have a potential upside of 22.18%. Given Precision Drilling Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Precision Drilling Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.
About Precision Drilling Corporation
Precision Drilling Corporation (Precision) is an oilfield services company. The Company provides onshore drilling and completion and production services to exploration and production companies in the oil and natural gas industry. The Company operates through two segments: Contract Drilling Services, and Completion and Production Services. The Contract Drilling Services segment operates its rigs in Canada, the United States and internationally. The Completion and Production Services segment provides completion and workover services and ancillary services to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in Canada and the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the Contract Drilling Services segment consisted of 255 land drilling rigs, including 135 in Canada, 103 in the United States, five in Mexico, four in Saudi Arabia, five in Kuwait, two in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and one in the country of Georgia.
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