Contrasting Weatherford International (WFTIF) and Its Rivals

Weatherford International (OTCMKTS: WFTIF) is one of 15 public companies in the “Oil & gas field machinery” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Weatherford International to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Weatherford International has a beta of 2.11, suggesting that its share price is 111% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Weatherford International’s peers have a beta of 1.26, suggesting that their average share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.



Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Weatherford International and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Weatherford International $5.74 billion -$2.81 billion -0.10
Weatherford International Competitors $4.18 billion -$512.36 million -10.44

Weatherford International has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Weatherford International is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Weatherford International and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Weatherford International -53.77% N/A -11.33%
Weatherford International Competitors -5.52% 6.19% 3.88%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Weatherford International and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Weatherford International 1 0 0 0 1.00
Weatherford International Competitors 207 1077 1032 26 2.37

As a group, “Oil & gas field machinery” companies have a potential upside of 43.41%. Given Weatherford International’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Weatherford International has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

81.7% of Weatherford International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.2% of shares of all “Oil & gas field machinery” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Weatherford International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Oil & gas field machinery” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Weatherford International peers beat Weatherford International on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Weatherford International

Weatherford International Plc provides equipment and services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry. It operates through two segments: Western Hemisphere and Eastern Hemispher. The company products and services are Drilling and Evaluation, Production, Completions, and Well Construction. Weatherford International was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland.

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