Bristow Group (NYSE: BRS) and Baker Hughes A GE (NYSE:BHI) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Bristow Group and Baker Hughes A GE’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Bristow Group||$1.33 billion||0.25||$62.14 million||($5.26)||-1.79|
|Baker Hughes A GE||N/A||N/A||N/A||($4.36)||-13.23|
Bristow Group has higher revenue and earnings than Baker Hughes A GE. Baker Hughes A GE is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bristow Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility and Risk
Bristow Group has a beta of 2.82, meaning that its share price is 182% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Baker Hughes A GE has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Bristow Group pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Baker Hughes A GE pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Bristow Group pays out -5.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Baker Hughes A GE pays out -15.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Bristow Group and Baker Hughes A GE, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Baker Hughes A GE||1||12||12||0||2.44|
Bristow Group presently has a consensus target price of $13.25, suggesting a potential upside of 40.36%. Baker Hughes A GE has a consensus target price of $62.61, suggesting a potential upside of 8.55%. Given Bristow Group’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Bristow Group is more favorable than Baker Hughes A GE.
This table compares Bristow Group and Baker Hughes A GE’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Baker Hughes A GE||-7.45%||-5.80%||-3.84%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
91.3% of Baker Hughes A GE shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.0% of Bristow Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Baker Hughes A GE shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Baker Hughes A GE beats Bristow Group on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Bristow Group
Bristow Group Inc. is an industrial aviation services provider and helicopter service provider to the offshore energy industry. The Industrial Aviation Services segment’s operations are conducted primarily through four regions: Europe Caspian, Africa, Americas and Asia Pacific. The Europe Caspian region consists of all its operations and affiliates in Europe and Central Asia, including Norway, the United Kingdom and Turkmenistan. The Africa region consists of all its operations and affiliates on the African continent, including Nigeria, Tanzania and Egypt. The Americas region consists of all its operations and affiliates in North America and South America, including Brazil, Canada, Trinidad and the United States Gulf of Mexico. The Asia Pacific region consists of all its operations and affiliates in Australia and Southeast Asia, including Malaysia and Sakhalin. Additionally, it operates a training unit, Bristow Academy.
About Baker Hughes A GE
Baker Hughes, a GE Company is an oil and gas company. The Company is a provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. The Company’s products and services include upstream, midstream, downstream, industrial and digital. The Company’s upstream, which includes evaluation, drilling, completions and production. Midstream enables the power and compression efficiency for LNG and pipeline and storage. Downstream builds reliability and safety into process operations that includes refining and petrochemical and fertilizer solutions. The company’s industrial solutions offers power generation, to advanced control systems and sensing technology that power industrial facilities. Digital transformation integrates data on an open platform with security and scale. The digital transformation enables field services with real-time insights. The Company’s technology delivers capacities in smaller footprints.
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