Tidewater (NYSE: TDW) and Gulf Island Fabrication (NASDAQ:GIFI) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
72.9% of Gulf Island Fabrication shares are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of Gulf Island Fabrication shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Tidewater and Gulf Island Fabrication, 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|
This table compares Tidewater and Gulf Island Fabrication’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Gulf Island Fabrication||-26.17%||-15.44%||-12.56%|
Gulf Island Fabrication pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Tidewater does not pay a dividend. Gulf Island Fabrication pays out -1.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Tidewater and Gulf Island Fabrication’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gulf Island Fabrication||$171.02 million||0.76||-$44.76 million||($3.00)||-2.90|
Tidewater has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Gulf Island Fabrication.
Gulf Island Fabrication beats Tidewater on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
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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