Reviewing Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) & Its Competitors

Tidewater (NYSE: TDW) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Tidewater to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Tidewater and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tidewater 0 0 1 0 3.00
Tidewater Competitors 433 2150 2986 119 2.49

As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 12.90%. Given Tidewater’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Tidewater has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Tidewater and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Tidewater N/A N/A -0.04
Tidewater Competitors $1.90 billion -$327.68 million -697.94

Tidewater’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Tidewater. Tidewater is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


This table compares Tidewater and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tidewater N/A N/A N/A
Tidewater Competitors -11.55% -5.13% -3.51%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

27.7% of Tidewater shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.1% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.0% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Tidewater beats its rivals on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Tidewater

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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