Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE: HOS) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Deep Sea Freight” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Hornbeck Offshore Services to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hornbeck Offshore Services and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Hornbeck Offshore Services $175.31 million $13.13 million -1.85
Hornbeck Offshore Services Competitors $229.07 million $92.04 million -2.56

Hornbeck Offshore Services’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Hornbeck Offshore Services. Hornbeck Offshore Services 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.

Profitability

This table compares Hornbeck Offshore Services and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hornbeck Offshore Services -47.42% -6.72% -3.29%
Hornbeck Offshore Services Competitors -96.98% -16.34% -5.75%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.7% of Hornbeck Offshore Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.3% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.1% of Hornbeck Offshore Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of shares of all “Deep Sea Freight” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Hornbeck Offshore Services has a beta of 1.2, indicating that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hornbeck Offshore Services’ rivals have a beta of 2.06, indicating that their average share price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Hornbeck Offshore Services and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hornbeck Offshore Services 0 4 0 0 2.00
Hornbeck Offshore Services Competitors 198 608 653 13 2.33

Hornbeck Offshore Services currently has a consensus price target of $4.75, suggesting a potential upside of 13.10%. As a group, “Deep Sea Freight” companies have a potential upside of 36.07%. Given Hornbeck Offshore Services’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hornbeck Offshore Services has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Hornbeck Offshore Services rivals beat Hornbeck Offshore Services on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Hornbeck Offshore Services Company Profile

Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc. provides marine transportation, subsea installation and accommodation support services to exploration and production, oilfield service, offshore construction and the United States military customers. The Company focuses on providing marine solutions for the deepwater and ultradeepwater energy industry in domestic and select foreign locations. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates offshore supply vessels (OSVs), multi-purpose support vessels (MPSVs), and a shore-base facility to provide logistics support and specialty services to the offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry, primarily in the United States, Gulf of Mexico, Latin America and selected international markets. Its OSVs and MPSVs support the deep-well, deepwater and ultra-deepwater activities of the offshore oil and gas industry. It provides vessel management services for other vessel owners, such as crewing, daily operational management and maintenance activities.

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