Ocean Rig UDW (NASDAQ:ORIG) and N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW (OTCMKTS:NADLQ) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ocean Rig UDW and N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ocean Rig UDW $1.01 billion 2.51 -$5.40 million N/A N/A
N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW $257.50 million 0.00 -$297.70 million N/A N/A

Ocean Rig UDW has higher revenue and earnings than N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.2% of Ocean Rig UDW shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Ocean Rig UDW and N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ocean Rig UDW 0 2 1 0 2.33
N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ocean Rig UDW currently has a consensus target price of $30.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.99%.

Profitability

This table compares Ocean Rig UDW and N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ocean Rig UDW 14.49% 4.50% 3.67%
N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW N/A N/A N/A

Volatility and Risk

Ocean Rig UDW has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW has a beta of 1.98, indicating that its stock price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Ocean Rig UDW beats N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ocean Rig UDW

Ocean Rig UDW Inc., an offshore drilling contractor, provides oilfield services for offshore oil and gas exploration, development, and production drilling worldwide. It specializes in the ultra-deepwater and harsh-environment segment of the offshore drilling industry. The company owns and operates two fifth generation harsh weather ultra-deepwater semisubmersible offshore drilling units under the Leiv Eiriksson and Eirik Raude names; five sixth generation ultra-deepwater drilling units under the Ocean Rig Corcovado, the Ocean Rig Olympia, the Ocean Rig Poseidon, and the Ocean Rig Mykonos names; and four seventh generation drilling units under the Ocean Rig Mylos, the Ocean Rig Skyros, the Ocean Rig Athena, and the Ocean Rig Apollo names. It serves oil companies, integrated oil and gas companies, state-owned national oil companies, and independent oil and gas companies. The company is based in George Town, the Cayman Islands.

About N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW

North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. operates as an offshore drilling contractor in the North Atlantic region. The company provides harsh environment offshore drilling services to the oil and gas industry primarily in Norway, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, the Netherlands, the east coast of Greenland, Russia, the Baltic Sea, and the Gulf of Bothnia. As of December 31, 2017, it owned seven offshore drilling rigs, including three semi-submersibles, one drillship, and three jack-up rigs. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. is a subsidiary of Seadrill Limited. On September 12, 2017, North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. It is in joint administration with Seadrill Limited.

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