Head-To-Head Survey: Odyssey Marine Exploration (OMEX) & The Competition

Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ: OMEX) is one of 97 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Odyssey Marine Exploration to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Odyssey Marine Exploration and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Odyssey Marine Exploration N/A N/A -224.48%
Odyssey Marine Exploration Competitors -18.42% 14.26% 2.24%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Odyssey Marine Exploration and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Odyssey Marine Exploration 0 0 0 0 N/A
Odyssey Marine Exploration Competitors 594 1756 2563 64 2.42

As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 0.18%. Given Odyssey Marine Exploration’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Odyssey Marine Exploration has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Odyssey Marine Exploration and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Odyssey Marine Exploration $4.68 million -$6.31 million -3.57
Odyssey Marine Exploration Competitors $1.24 billion $76.68 million 953.75

Odyssey Marine Exploration’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Odyssey Marine Exploration. Odyssey Marine Exploration is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Odyssey Marine Exploration has a beta of 3.22, suggesting that its share price is 222% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Odyssey Marine Exploration’s rivals have a beta of 1.14, suggesting that their average share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

8.8% of Odyssey Marine Exploration shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.9% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.2% of Odyssey Marine Exploration shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.7% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Odyssey Marine Exploration rivals beat Odyssey Marine Exploration on 7 of the 9 factors compared.

About Odyssey Marine Exploration

Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (Odyssey) is a deep-ocean exploration company. The Company’s techniques are applied to mineral exploration, shipwreck cargo recovery, and other marine survey and exploration charter services. The Company is engaged in discovering shipwreck sites in the deep ocean and conducting archaeological excavations with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Its shipwreck discoveries include the SS Republic, HMS Victory, Black Swan, La Marquise de Tourny and other unidentified shipwrecks. The Company offers exploration services, including geophysical and geotechnical assessments of seabed mineral deposits to companies, including its subsidiaries and companies, in which it holds an equity position, as a resource development partner. The Company evaluates or explores various types of seabed mineral deposits, such as phosphorites, polymetallic nodules and seafloor massive sulfides. Odyssey offers its marine exploration services to third-party companies.

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