Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ: OMEX) is one of 99 public companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Odyssey Marine Exploration to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Odyssey Marine Exploration and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Odyssey Marine Exploration 0 0 0 0 N/A
Odyssey Marine Exploration Competitors 621 1841 2586 62 2.41

As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 5.46%. Given Odyssey Marine Exploration’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Odyssey Marine Exploration has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Odyssey Marine Exploration and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Odyssey Marine Exploration $4.12 million -$8.98 million -3.47
Odyssey Marine Exploration Competitors $1.10 billion $177.95 million 22.79

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

Risk & Volatility

Odyssey Marine Exploration has a beta of 3.27, suggesting that its stock price is 227% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Odyssey Marine Exploration’s peers have a beta of 1.13, suggesting that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Odyssey Marine Exploration N/A N/A -200.42%
Odyssey Marine Exploration Competitors -53.40% -160.64% 0.32%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

7.8% of Odyssey Marine Exploration shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.0% 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Odyssey Marine Exploration peers beat Odyssey Marine Exploration on 6 of the 9 factors compared.

Odyssey Marine Exploration Company Profile

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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