Helmerich & Payne (NYSE: HP) and MAMMOOTH ENERGY (NASDAQ:TUSK) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.4% of MAMMOOTH ENERGY shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of Helmerich & Payne shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of MAMMOOTH ENERGY shares are owned 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Helmerich & Payne and MAMMOOTH ENERGY’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Helmerich & Payne $1.60 billion 3.09 $373.98 million ($1.67) -27.23
MAMMOOTH ENERGY $302.48 million 2.00 $53.64 million ($1.81) -7.50

Helmerich & Payne has higher revenue and earnings than MAMMOOTH ENERGY. Helmerich & Payne is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MAMMOOTH ENERGY, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Helmerich & Payne pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. MAMMOOTH ENERGY does not pay a dividend. Helmerich & Payne pays out -167.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. MAMMOOTH ENERGY has raised its dividend for 44 consecutive years.


This table compares Helmerich & Payne and MAMMOOTH ENERGY’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Helmerich & Payne -11.19% -3.37% -2.24%
MAMMOOTH ENERGY -21.65% -3.04% -2.28%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Helmerich & Payne and MAMMOOTH ENERGY, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Helmerich & Payne 6 11 6 0 2.00
MAMMOOTH ENERGY 0 2 10 0 2.83

Helmerich & Payne presently has a consensus price target of $53.75, indicating a potential upside of 18.18%. MAMMOOTH ENERGY has a consensus price target of $22.70, indicating a potential upside of 67.28%. Given MAMMOOTH ENERGY’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe MAMMOOTH ENERGY is more favorable than Helmerich & Payne.


Helmerich & Payne beats MAMMOOTH ENERGY on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Helmerich & Payne Company Profile

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. is engaged in contract drilling of oil and gas wells for others. The Company operates in the contract drilling industry. The Company’s contract drilling business consists of three segments: U.S. Land, Offshore and International Land. The Company is also engaged in the ownership, development and operation of commercial real estate and the research and development of rotary steerable technology. Its real estate investments are located within Tulsa, Oklahoma, and include a shopping center containing approximately 441,000 leasable square feet, multi-tenant industrial warehouse properties containing approximately one million leasable square feet and approximately 210 acres of undeveloped real estate. The Company provides drilling rigs, equipment, personnel and camps on a contract basis. The Company’s subsidiaries include Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co. and Helmerich & Payne de Venezuela, C.A.


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.

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