Pacific Drilling (PACDQ) & The Competition Head to Head Survey

Pacific Drilling (OTCMKTS: PACDQ) is one of 17 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Drilling” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Pacific Drilling to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Pacific Drilling and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pacific Drilling 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pacific Drilling Competitors 503 1585 1274 59 2.26

As a group, “Oil & Gas Drilling” companies have a potential downside of 5.29%. Given Pacific Drilling’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Pacific Drilling has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Pacific Drilling has a beta of 3.22, indicating that its stock price is 222% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pacific Drilling’s rivals have a beta of 1.94, indicating that their average stock price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pacific Drilling -101.35% -17.63% -7.68%
Pacific Drilling Competitors -17.17% -4.72% -1.12%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.3% of Pacific Drilling shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.6% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Drilling” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.1% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Drilling” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Pacific Drilling and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Pacific Drilling $769.47 million -$37.15 million -0.05
Pacific Drilling Competitors $1.59 billion -$49.50 million 89.44

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

Summary

Pacific Drilling rivals beat Pacific Drilling on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

Pacific Drilling Company Profile

Pacific Drilling S.A. is an international offshore drilling contractor. The Company provides offshore drilling services to the oil and natural gas industry through the use of high-specification rigs. The Company’s primary business is to contract its high-specification rigs, related equipment and work crews, primarily on a day rate basis, to drill wells for its clients. The Company is engaged in drillships segment. The Company focuses on the high-specification segment of the floating rig market. The Company considers high-specification requirements to include rigs in water depths of approximately 7,500 feet or projects requiring advanced operating capabilities, such as hook-loads (>800 tons), accommodations (over 200 beds), mud storage and pumping capacity, and deck-load and space capabilities. The Company’s contract drillships operate in the deepwater regions of the United States, Gulf of Mexico and Nigeria.

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