Newpark Resources (NYSE: NR) and Deep Down (OTCMKTS:DPDW) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
99.4% of Newpark Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.7% of Deep Down shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Newpark Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Newpark Resources has a beta of 1.46, indicating that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Deep Down has a beta of -0.54, indicating that its stock price is 154% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Newpark Resources and Deep Down’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Newpark Resources and Deep Down, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Newpark Resources currently has a consensus target price of $10.00, indicating a potential downside of 2.91%. Given Newpark Resources’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Newpark Resources is more favorable than Deep Down.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Newpark Resources and Deep Down’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Newpark Resources||$747.76 million||1.23||-$6.14 million||$0.10||103.00|
|Deep Down||$19.48 million||0.56||-$100,000.00||N/A||N/A|
Deep Down has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Newpark Resources.
Newpark Resources beats Deep Down on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Newpark Resources Company Profile
Newpark Resources, Inc. provides products, rentals, and services primarily to the oil and gas exploration and production industry. It operates through two segments, Fluids Systems, and Mats and Integrated Services. The Fluids Systems segment provides drilling fluids products and technical services to customers in the North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific regions. The Mats and Integrated Services segment offers composite mat rentals, site construction, and related site services to customers in various markets, including oil and gas exploration and production, electrical transmission and distribution, pipeline, solar, petrochemical, and construction across the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. The company was founded in 1932 and is based in The Woodlands, Texas.
Deep Down Company Profile
Deep Down, Inc., an oilfield services company, provides specialized services to the offshore energy industry to support deepwater and ultra-deepwater exploration, development, and production of oil and gas, and other maritime operations in the United States. The company offers engineering and management services, including the design, installation, and retrieval of subsea equipment and systems; connection and termination operations services; well-commissioning services; and construction support and remote operated vehicles (ROV) operations support services. It also provides project management and engineering; spooling; testing and commissioning; storage management; ROV and ROV tooling services comprising platform inspection, platform installation and abandonment, search and recovery, salvage, subsea sampling and intervention, telecommunication cable inspection, anchor handling, ROV consulting and project management, ROV pilots and technicians, and underwater cinematography services; and recovered subsea distribution assets refurbishment and repurposing services, as well as offers support for offshore interventions. In addition, the company offers installation support equipment, and component parts and assemblies for subsea distribution systems, including flying leads, umbilical hardware, installation aids, riser isolation valves and subsea isolation valves, and buoyancy and non-helical umbilical products. It serves oil and gas companies, subsea equipment manufacturers, subsea equipment installation contractors, offshore drilling contractors, engineering and construction companies, and other companies involved in maritime operations. Deep Down, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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