Head-To-Head Analysis: North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) (NOA) & Its Competitors

North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) (NYSE: NOA) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

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North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) has a beta of 0.43, meaning that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA)’s competitors have a beta of 1.31, meaning that their average stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) pays out 42.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.2% and pay out 182.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

44.7% of North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.3% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.7% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) 1.82% 3.53% 1.42%
North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) Competitors -4.65% -0.24% -1.17%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) 0 0 2 0 3.00
North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) Competitors 237 1126 1710 75 2.52

North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) currently has a consensus price target of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 60.71%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 29.52%. Given North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA)’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) $225.58 million $4.06 million 40.00
North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) Competitors $3.98 billion $67.54 million -5.11

North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA)’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA). North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) 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

North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) Company Profile

North American Energy Partners Inc. provides a range of mining and heavy construction services to customers in the resource development and industrial construction sectors within Western Canada. The Company’s operating divisions include Heavy Construction and Mining; Industrial, and Tailings & Environmental Construction. Its Heavy Construction and Mining division is engaged in hard rock and oil sands mining, overburden removal, mine site development and mine reclamation. Its Industrial division offers services, which include site development, installation of underground utilities and piping, concrete foundations, facilities and infrastructure construction, and design/build services. The Tailings & Environmental Construction division performs a range of tailings, reclamation and environmental construction services, including oil sands tailings remediation; management of mine tailings; tailings dam and dyke construction, pipeline co-corridor construction, and tailings pipelines.

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