Seadrill Partners (NYSE:SDLP) and Sauer Energy (OTCMKTS:SENY) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

19.4% of Seadrill Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Seadrill Partners and Sauer Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Seadrill Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sauer Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Seadrill Partners and Sauer Energy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Seadrill Partners $1.04 billion 0.07 $74.00 million N/A N/A
Sauer Energy N/A N/A -$1.59 million N/A N/A

Seadrill Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Sauer Energy.

Dividends

Seadrill Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Sauer Energy does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Seadrill Partners and Sauer Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Seadrill Partners 6.39% 2.39% 1.04%
Sauer Energy N/A N/A N/A

Risk and Volatility

Seadrill Partners has a beta of 1.7, suggesting that its stock price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sauer Energy has a beta of 1.9, suggesting that its stock price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Seadrill Partners beats Sauer Energy on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Seadrill Partners Company Profile

Seadrill Partners LLC owns, operates, and acquires offshore drilling units in the United States, Angola, Thailand, Canada, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Indonesia, Ghana, and internationally. The company primarily serves various oil and gas companies. As of March 31, 2018, its fleet consisted of four semi-submersible drilling rigs, four drillships, and three tender rigs. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Sauer Energy Company Profile

Sauer Energy, Inc. develops and markets vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) systems. The company focuses on providing its VAWT systems primarily under the WindCutter name. Its VAWT systems are would be used in residential and commercial buildings, oil rigs and off-shore platforms, ships, Islands and other remote facilities, and communications towers and bridges, as well as various industrial applications. Sauer Energy, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Oxnard, California.

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