Comparing Geospace Technologies Corporation (GEOS) and Its Rivals

Geospace Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: GEOS) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Geospace Technologies Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.8% of Geospace Technologies Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.5% of Geospace Technologies Corporation 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, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Geospace Technologies Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Geospace Technologies Corporation -75.19% -21.79% -20.93%
Geospace Technologies Corporation Competitors -17.56% -16.84% -5.66%

Risk & Volatility

Geospace Technologies Corporation has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Geospace Technologies Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.60, indicating that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Geospace Technologies Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Geospace Technologies Corporation $66.35 million -$32.47 million -4.61
Geospace Technologies Corporation Competitors $2.00 billion $268.97 million -37.03

Geospace Technologies Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Geospace Technologies Corporation. Geospace Technologies Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Geospace Technologies Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Geospace Technologies Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00
Geospace Technologies Corporation Competitors 390 2022 2884 114 2.50

As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 24.17%. Given Geospace Technologies Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Geospace Technologies Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Geospace Technologies Corporation rivals beat Geospace Technologies Corporation on 11 of the 12 factors compared.

Geospace Technologies Corporation Company Profile

Geospace Technologies Corporation designs and manufactures instruments and equipment used by the oil and gas industry to acquire seismic data in order to locate, characterize and monitor hydrocarbon producing reservoirs. The Company also designs and manufactures non-seismic products, including industrial products, offshore cables and imaging equipment. The Company operates through two segments: Seismic and Non-Seismic. The Company’s Seismic product segments include traditional exploration products, wireless exploration products and reservoir products. Its seismic product lines consist of land and marine nodal data acquisition systems, permanent land and seabed reservoir monitoring products and services, geophones and geophone strings, hydrophones, leader wire, connectors, telemetry cables, marine streamer retrieval and steering devices and various other products. The Company’s Non-Seismic product segments include imaging and industrial products.

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