Oceaneering International (NYSE: OII) and Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and dividends.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Oceaneering International and Tidewater, as provided by MarketBeat.
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Oceaneering International pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Tidewater does not pay a dividend. Oceaneering International pays out -130.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
96.9% of Oceaneering International shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Oceaneering International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Oceaneering International and Tidewater’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Oceaneering International and Tidewater’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Oceaneering International||$1.92 billion||0.96||$166.39 million||($0.23)||-81.35|
Oceaneering International has higher revenue and earnings than Tidewater. Oceaneering International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Tidewater, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Oceaneering International beats Tidewater on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Oceaneering International
Oceaneering International, Inc. is an oilfield provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications. The Company’s business segments are contained within two businesses: services and products provided to the oil and gas industry (Oilfield) and all other services and products (Advanced Technologies). Its four business segments within the Oilfield business are Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), Subsea Products, Subsea Projects and Asset Integrity. The services and products it provides to the oil and gas industry include remotely operated vehicles, specialty subsea hardware, engineering and project management, subsea intervention services, including manned diving, survey and positioning services and asset integrity and nondestructive testing services. The Company serves the defense, aerospace and commercial theme park industries.
Tidewater Inc. provides offshore service vessels and marine support services. The Company operates through four segments: Americas, Asia/Pacific, Middle East/North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa/Europe. Its Americas segment includes the activities of the Company’s North American operations, which include operations in the United States Gulf of Mexico (GOM), and the United States and Canadian coastal waters of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, as well as operations of offshore Mexico, Trinidad and Brazil. The Asia/Pacific segment includes its Australian and Southeast Asian and Western Pacific operations. The Middle East/North Africa segment includes its operations in the Mediterranean and Red Seas, the Black Sea, the Arabian Gulf and offshore India. The Company’s Sub-Saharan Africa/Europe segment includes operations conducted along the East and West Coasts of Africa, as well as operations in and around the Caspian Sea, the North Sea, and certain other arctic/cold water markets.
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