Mammooth Energy (NASDAQ: TUSK) and Atwood Oceanics (NYSE:ATW) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mammooth Energy and Atwood Oceanics’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mammooth Energy $302.48 million 2.02 $53.64 million ($1.81) -7.57
Atwood Oceanics $605.28 million 0.94 $296.89 million ($0.20) -35.25

Atwood Oceanics has higher revenue and earnings than Mammooth Energy. Atwood Oceanics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mammooth Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Mammooth Energy and Atwood Oceanics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mammooth Energy -21.65% -3.04% -2.28%
Atwood Oceanics -3.06% 2.25% 1.59%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Mammooth Energy and Atwood Oceanics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mammooth Energy 0 2 10 0 2.83
Atwood Oceanics 3 16 4 0 2.04

Mammooth Energy presently has a consensus price target of $22.70, suggesting a potential upside of 65.69%. Atwood Oceanics has a consensus price target of $11.35, suggesting a potential upside of 60.95%. Given Mammooth Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Mammooth Energy is more favorable than Atwood Oceanics.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

73.4% of Mammooth Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.0% of Atwood Oceanics shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Mammooth Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Atwood Oceanics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Atwood Oceanics beats Mammooth Energy on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mammooth Energy Company Profile

Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. is an integrated oilfield service company. The Company is engaged in the exploration and development of North American onshore unconventional oil and natural gas reserves. The Company’s segments include Contract Land and Directional Drilling Services; Completion and Production Services; Natural Sand Proppant Services, and Remote Accommodation Services. Its Completion and Production Services division provides pressure pumping services, pressure control Services, flowback services and equipment rentals. Its Natural Sand Proppant Services division is engaged in selling, distributing and producing proppant for hydraulic fracturing. Its Contract Land and Directional Drilling Services division provides drilling rigs and crews for operators, as well as rental equipment. Its Remote Accommodation Services division provides housing, kitchen and dining, and recreational service facilities for oilfield workers located in remote areas.

Atwood Oceanics Company Profile

Atwood Oceanics, Inc. is an offshore drilling company engaged in the drilling and completion of exploration and development wells for the global oil and gas industry. The Company owns various types of drilling rigs, such as Ultra-Deepwater Rigs, Deepwater Semisubmersibles and Jackups. Its Ultra-deepwater Rigs and Deepwater Semisubmersibles include Atwood Achiever, Atwood Archer, Atwood Admiral, Atwood Advantage, Atwood Condor, Atwood Eagle and Atwood Osprey. Its Jackup Rigs included Atwood Mako, Atwood Manta, Atwood Aurora, Atwood Beacon and Atwood Orca. The Atwood Mako and Atwood Manta, both approximately 400-foot water depth Pacific Class jackup rigs, are operating offshore Vietnam and offshore Thailand. The Atwood Aurora, an approximately 350-foot water depth jackup, is operating offshore West Africa. The Atwood Beacon, an approximately 400-foot water depth jackup, is operating in the Mediterranean Sea.

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