Otcmkts (OTCMKTS: GEGSQ) and Vantage Drilling (OTCMKTS:VTGDF) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Otcmkts and Vantage Drilling, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Otcmkts 0 0 0 0 N/A
Vantage Drilling 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

Otcmkts has a beta of 2.31, indicating that its share price is 131% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vantage Drilling has a beta of 2.61, indicating that its share price is 161% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Vantage Drilling shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.5% of Vantage Drilling shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Otcmkts and Vantage Drilling’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Otcmkts -45.26% N/A -34.11%
Vantage Drilling -79.77% -90.30% -13.67%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Otcmkts and Vantage Drilling’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Otcmkts N/A N/A N/A ($5.22) 0.00
Vantage Drilling $182.18 million 0.02 -$618.45 million ($30.86) 0.00

Otcmkts has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Vantage Drilling. Otcmkts is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Vantage Drilling, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Vantage Drilling beats Otcmkts on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Otcmkts Company Profile

Global Geophysical Services, Inc. (Global) provides an integrated suite of seismic data solutions to the global oil and gas industry, including Global’s RG-3D Reservoir Grade (RG3D) seismic solutions. The Company’s seismic data solutions consist primarily of seismic data acquisition, microseismic monitoring, data processing and interpretation services, as well as seismic data recording equipment known as the AUTOSEIS HDR system. The Company integrates seismic survey design, data acquisition, processing and interpretation to deliver enhanced services to its clients. It provides land seismic data acquisition on a worldwide basis, including challenging environments such as marshes, forests, jungles, arctic climates, mountains and deserts around the world. It owned approximately 130,000 recording channels, which are primarily consists of its AUTOSEIS HDR systems.

Vantage Drilling Company Profile

Vantage Drilling Company is a holding and offshore drilling company focused on operating a fleet of modern and specification drilling units. The Company’s principal business is to contract drilling units, related equipment and work crews, primarily on a dayrate basis to drill oil and natural gas wells for its customers. It also provides construction supervision services for drilling units. Through its fleet of drilling units, it provides offshore contract drilling services. It provides contract drilling services with different types of modern, high-specification MODUs, including jackup rigs and drillships, and in different geographic regions. Its customers are primarily multinational oil and natural gas companies, Government owned oil and natural gas companies and independent oil and natural gas producers. A jackup rig is a mobile, self-elevating drilling platform equipped with legs and Drillships are self-propelled, positioned and suited for drilling in remote locations.

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