Oceaneering International (NYSE: OII) is one of 57 public companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Oceaneering International to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.7% of Oceaneering International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Oceaneering International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Oceaneering International has a beta of 1.7, indicating that its stock price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oceaneering International’s rivals have a beta of 1.60, indicating that their average stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Oceaneering International and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oceaneering International 3 6 5 0 2.14
Oceaneering International Competitors 505 2222 2942 127 2.46

Oceaneering International presently has a consensus price target of $28.70, suggesting a potential upside of 11.07%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 23.94%. Given Oceaneering International’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Oceaneering International has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Oceaneering International pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Oceaneering International pays out -206.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.7% and pay out -61.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oceaneering International -1.41% 1.14% 0.55%
Oceaneering International Competitors -18.95% -17.93% -6.40%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Oceaneering International and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Oceaneering International $2.00 billion $236.08 million -89.10
Oceaneering International Competitors $2.04 billion $273.76 million -41.82

Oceaneering International’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Oceaneering International. Oceaneering International 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

Oceaneering International rivals beat Oceaneering International on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Oceaneering International

Oceaneering International, Inc. is an oilfield provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications. The Company’s business segments are contained within two businesses: services and products provided to the oil and gas industry (Oilfield) and all other services and products (Advanced Technologies). Its four business segments within the Oilfield business are Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), Subsea Products, Subsea Projects and Asset Integrity. The services and products it provides to the oil and gas industry include remotely operated vehicles, specialty subsea hardware, engineering and project management, subsea intervention services, including manned diving, survey and positioning services and asset integrity and nondestructive testing services. The Company serves the defense, aerospace and commercial theme park industries.

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