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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

65.2% of Gulf Island Fabrication shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.5% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.4% of Gulf Island Fabrication shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Gulf Island Fabrication and its competitors, as reported 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 400 2059 2923 114 2.50

As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 24.89%. Given Gulf Island Fabrication’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Gulf Island Fabrication has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

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 -2.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.9% and pay out -81.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Gulf Island Fabrication lags its competitors as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gulf Island Fabrication -12.71% -9.34% -7.65%
Gulf Island Fabrication Competitors -16.24% -9.60% -5.06%

Risk & Volatility

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Gulf Island Fabrication and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Gulf Island Fabrication $204.71 million -$10.08 million -8.18
Gulf Island Fabrication Competitors $2.00 billion $268.99 million -23.21

Gulf Island Fabrication’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Gulf Island Fabrication. Gulf Island Fabrication 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.

Summary

Gulf Island Fabrication competitors beat Gulf Island Fabrication on 8 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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