OPHIR ENERGY PL/ADR (OTCMKTS:OPHRY) and SECOM LTD/ADR (OTCMKTS:SOMLY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for OPHIR ENERGY PL/ADR and SECOM LTD/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OPHIR ENERGY PL/ADR 0 1 0 0 2.00


SECOM LTD/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. OPHIR ENERGY PL/ADR does not pay a dividend. SECOM LTD/ADR pays out 27.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares OPHIR ENERGY PL/ADR and SECOM LTD/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SECOM LTD/ADR 8.31% 8.96% 4.99%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares OPHIR ENERGY PL/ADR and SECOM LTD/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
OPHIR ENERGY PL/ADR $188.53 million 0.00 -$111.79 million N/A N/A
SECOM LTD/ADR $9.18 billion 2.02 $833.51 million $0.96 22.14

SECOM LTD/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than OPHIR ENERGY PL/ADR.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.2% of SECOM LTD/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. 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.

Volatility & Risk

OPHIR ENERGY PL/ADR has a beta of 0.5, meaning that its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SECOM LTD/ADR has a beta of 0.34, meaning that its stock price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500.


SECOM LTD/ADR beats OPHIR ENERGY PL/ADR on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.


Ophir Energy plc engages in the exploration, development, and production of upstream oil and gas properties in Asia and Africa. The company develops offshore and deep-water oil and gas exploration assets. It has 1 billion barrel of oil equivalent of reserves and resources. Ophir Energy plc was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.


SECOM CO., LTD. provides security services in Japan and internationally. The company provides online security; remote imaging security; and building management systems for condominiums and apartments, shops, offices, warehouses, factories, and other commercial and industrial establishments, as well as financial institutions; emergency medical alert system for seniors; large-scale proprietary; and camera systems. It also offers automatic fire alarm, environmental monitoring systems, and fire and smoke control systems; foam, dry chemical, and inert gas fire extinguishing systems, as well as fire sprinklers; inspection, maintenance, and repair services; and parking lot control systems, as well as assembles and sells printed circuit boards. In addition, the company provides pharmaceutical and home nursing services, and consulting and support services for physicians; caregivers to assist with personal hygiene and other daily activities; housekeeping services; electronic medical report system for home medical care; remote image diagnosis support services; robots that enable people with impaired upper body mobility to eat with minimal assistance; residences for seniors; and health care club services. Further, it offers fire, cancer treatment, and automobile insurance products, as well as hospital referrals and treatment related consulting services; geographic information services; and data center, disaster response, information security, and cloud-based services. Additionally, the company develops and sells condominiums and suites; leases and manages real estate properties; sells security, medical, water-treatment, and air-conditioning equipment; operates PFI correctional facilities, pharmacies, and restaurants and shops at medical facilities; and offers electrical engineering, employment agency, general office, credit, printing, software development, lifestyle support, and car maintenance services. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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