Critical Survey: Valaris (DOFSQ) & Its Peers

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Valaris (OTCMKTS: DOFSQ) is one of 28 public companies in the “Drilling oil & gas wells” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Valaris to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Valaris and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Valaris $980.64 million -$357.21 million -0.11
Valaris Competitors $1.09 billion -$286.58 million 0.55

Valaris’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Valaris. Valaris is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Valaris and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Valaris -117.37% -12.45% -6.65%
Valaris Competitors -72.86% -12.77% -4.45%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.4% of shares of all “Drilling oil & gas wells” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Valaris shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.0% of shares of all “Drilling oil & gas wells” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Valaris and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Valaris 0 0 0 0 N/A
Valaris Competitors 872 2308 1929 78 2.23

As a group, “Drilling oil & gas wells” companies have a potential upside of 87.03%. Given Valaris’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Valaris has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Valaris competitors beat Valaris on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About Valaris

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. provides contract drilling services to the energy industry worldwide. The company operates a fleet of 15 offshore drilling rigs, including 4 drillships and 11 semisubmersible rigs. It serves independent oil and gas companies, and government-owned oil companies. The company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. is a subsidiary of Loews Corporation. On April 26, 2020, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

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