Contrasting Oceaneering International (OII) & Matrix Service (MTRX)

Oceaneering International (NYSE: OII) and Matrix Service (NASDAQ:MTRX) are both energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Oceaneering International and Matrix Service’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oceaneering International $2.27 billion 0.97 $24.58 million ($0.19) -118.11
Matrix Service $1.20 billion 0.45 -$180,000.00 ($0.22) -90.68

Oceaneering International has higher revenue and earnings than Matrix Service. Oceaneering International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Matrix Service, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Oceaneering International pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Matrix Service does not pay a dividend. Oceaneering International pays out -315.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Oceaneering International has a beta of 1.62, indicating that its stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Matrix Service has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

99.7% of Oceaneering International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.3% of Matrix Service shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Oceaneering International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.5% of Matrix Service shares are owned by insiders. 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.


This table compares Oceaneering International and Matrix Service’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oceaneering International -0.94% 0.21% 0.10%
Matrix Service -0.51% -1.75% -0.96%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Oceaneering International and Matrix Service, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oceaneering International 5 14 3 0 1.91
Matrix Service 0 2 0 0 2.00

Oceaneering International presently has a consensus target price of $24.10, suggesting a potential upside of 7.40%. Given Oceaneering International’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Oceaneering International is more favorable than Matrix Service.


Oceaneering International beats Matrix Service on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Oceaneering International

Oceaneering International, Inc. is an oilfield provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications. The Company’s business segments are contained within two businesses: services and products provided to the oil and gas industry (Oilfield) and all other services and products (Advanced Technologies). Its four business segments within the Oilfield business are Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), Subsea Products, Subsea Projects and Asset Integrity. The services and products it provides to the oil and gas industry include remotely operated vehicles, specialty subsea hardware, engineering and project management, subsea intervention services, including manned diving, survey and positioning services and asset integrity and nondestructive testing services. The Company serves the defense, aerospace and commercial theme park industries.

About Matrix Service

Matrix Service Company provides engineering, fabrication, infrastructure, construction and maintenance services primarily to the oil, gas, power, petrochemical, industrial, mining and minerals markets. The Company’s segments include Electrical Infrastructure, Oil Gas & Chemical, Storage Solutions and Industrial. The Electrical Infrastructure segment primarily includes construction and maintenance services to a range of power generation facilities, such as combined cycle plants, natural gas fired power stations and renewable energy installations. The Oil Gas & Chemical segment includes turnaround activities, plant maintenance services and construction in the downstream petroleum industry. The Storage Solutions segment includes new construction of crude and refined products aboveground storage tanks (ASTs), as well as planned and emergency maintenance services. The Industrial segment includes construction and maintenance work in the iron and steel and mining and minerals industries.

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