Contrasting Superior Energy Services (SPN) & Its Peers

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Superior Energy Services and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Superior Energy Services $1.55 billion -$16.52 million -3.22
Superior Energy Services Competitors $2.04 billion $273.76 million -37.50

Superior Energy Services’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Superior Energy Services. Superior Energy Services is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Superior Energy Services and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Superior Energy Services -31.24% -28.82% -10.86%
Superior Energy Services Competitors -17.56% -16.84% -5.66%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

65.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of Superior Energy Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held 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.

Risk & Volatility

Superior Energy Services has a beta of 2.14, meaning that its stock price is 114% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Superior Energy Services’ competitors have a beta of 1.60, meaning that their average stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Superior Energy Services and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Superior Energy Services 0 13 8 0 2.38
Superior Energy Services Competitors 388 2009 2879 114 2.50

Superior Energy Services presently has a consensus price target of $16.11, indicating a potential upside of 56.27%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 21.89%. Given Superior Energy Services’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Superior Energy Services is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Superior Energy Services competitors beat Superior Energy Services on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

About Superior Energy Services

Superior Energy Services, Inc. provides a range of services and products to the energy industry related to the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas. The Company’s segments include Drilling Products and Services, which rents and sells bottom hole assemblies, drill pipe, tubulars and specialized equipment for use with onshore and offshore oil and gas well drilling, production and workover activities; Onshore Completion and Workover Services, which provides pressure pumping services used to complete and stimulate production in new oil and gas wells, fluid handling services and well servicing rigs that provide a range of well completion and maintenance services; Production Services, which provides intervention services, such as coiled tubing, cased hole and mechanical wireline, hydraulic workover and snubbing, and remedial pumping services, and Technical Solutions, which provides services requiring specialized engineering, manufacturing or project planning.

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