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Petrofac (PFC) Competitors

GBX 23.70
+0.10 (+0.43%)
(As of 04:55 AM ET)

PFC vs. GMS, HTG, AT, GTE, KIST, INDI, JSE, TXP, CNE, and I3E

Should you be buying Petrofac stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Petrofac include Gulf Marine Services (GMS), Hunting (HTG), Ashtead Technology (AT), Gran Tierra Energy (GTE), Kistos (KIST), Indus Gas (INDI), Jadestone Energy (JSE), Touchstone Exploration (TXP), Capricorn Energy (CNE), and i3 Energy (I3E). These companies are all part of the "energy" sector.

Petrofac vs.

Petrofac (LON:PFC) and Gulf Marine Services (LON:GMS) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their community ranking, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and media sentiment.

Petrofac received 452 more outperform votes than Gulf Marine Services when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 76.19% of users gave Gulf Marine Services an outperform vote while only 71.05% of users gave Petrofac an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
PetrofacOutperform Votes
756
71.05%
Underperform Votes
308
28.95%
Gulf Marine ServicesOutperform Votes
304
76.19%
Underperform Votes
95
23.81%

Gulf Marine Services has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Petrofac. Petrofac is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Gulf Marine Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Petrofac£2.55B0.05-£514M-£0.79-29.87
Gulf Marine Services£141.04M1.26£20.57M£0.02870.00

Gulf Marine Services has a net margin of 14.58% compared to Petrofac's net margin of -20.15%. Gulf Marine Services' return on equity of 7.35% beat Petrofac's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Petrofac-20.15% -261.06% -7.39%
Gulf Marine Services 14.58%7.35%4.45%

Petrofac pays an annual dividend of GBX 30 per share and has a dividend yield of 127.1%. Gulf Marine Services pays an annual dividend of GBX 2 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.5%. Petrofac pays out -3,797.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Gulf Marine Services pays out 10,000.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Petrofac is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

In the previous week, Gulf Marine Services' average media sentiment score of 1.14 beat Petrofac's score of 0.00 indicating that Gulf Marine Services is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Overall Sentiment
Petrofac Neutral
Gulf Marine Services Positive

Petrofac presently has a consensus target price of GBX 130, indicating a potential upside of 450.85%. Given Petrofac's higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Petrofac is more favorable than Gulf Marine Services.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Petrofac
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33
Gulf Marine Services
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A

Petrofac has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gulf Marine Services has a beta of 1.94, indicating that its share price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500.

54.9% of Petrofac shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.9% of Gulf Marine Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.7% of Petrofac shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 66.6% of Gulf Marine Services shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Gulf Marine Services beats Petrofac on 11 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.


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PFC vs. The Competition

MetricPetrofacOil & Gas Equipment & Services IndustryEnergy SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£123.19M£231.80M£3.63B£1.33B
Dividend Yield14.51%5.31%7.77%12.11%
P/E Ratio-29.87165.83123.021,701.55
Price / Sales0.05234.5321,241.09407,854.50
Price / Cash0.9324.9266.6732.83
Price / Book-2.951.491.422.50
Net Income-£514M£9.71M£492.75M£178.20M
7 Day Performance-15.18%1.31%0.95%0.35%
1 Month Performance-16.02%2.01%2.74%0.68%
1 Year Performance-70.54%22.06%7.69%28.55%

Petrofac Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
GMS
Gulf Marine Services
0 of 5 stars
GBX 16.80
+6.0%
N/A+270.5%£171.36M£141.04M840.00594
HTG
Hunting
1.3884 of 5 stars
GBX 309.50
-3.1%
GBX 377
+21.8%
+12.2%£510.49M£867.50M4,421.432,258Dividend Announcement
AT
Ashtead Technology
0.7296 of 5 stars
GBX 674
+0.9%
GBX 700
+3.9%
+119.4%£538.86M£91.24M3,209.52289Positive News
High Trading Volume
GTE
Gran Tierra Energy
0 of 5 stars
GBX 430
flat
N/AN/A£143.15M£636.96M-2,866.67363
KIST
Kistos
0 of 5 stars
GBX 172.50
+1.5%
GBX 480
+178.3%
-50.4%£142.93M£379.16M-1,232.1424
INDI
Indus Gas
0 of 5 stars
GBX 75.75
flat
N/AN/A£138.60M£61.80M582.692,021Gap Down
JSE
Jadestone Energy
0 of 5 stars
GBX 23.75
flat
GBX 50
+110.5%
N/A£128.43M£282.62M-148.44369
TXP
Touchstone Exploration
0.8293 of 5 stars
GBX 49
-3.9%
GBX 127.50
+160.2%
N/A£114.76M£26.35M-5,200.00N/AAnalyst Report
News Coverage
CNE
Capricorn Energy
1.1112 of 5 stars
GBX 118
+3.1%
GBX 246.67
+109.0%
-52.8%£109.69M£191M-108.26172
I3E
i3 Energy
0 of 5 stars
GBX 9
-1.7%
N/A-57.2%£108M£182.35M300.0056

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This page (LON:PFC) was last updated on 3/5/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff