Ocean Rig UDW Inc. New (NASDAQ: ORIG) and TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:FTI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

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Ocean Rig UDW Inc. New has a beta of 1.45, suggesting that its share price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ocean Rig UDW Inc. New and TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. New N/A N/A N/A
TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share 2.14% 6.05% 2.79%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

78.7% of Ocean Rig UDW Inc. New shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.7% of TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share shares are owned 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ocean Rig UDW Inc. New and TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. New $1.01 billion 2.27 -$5.40 million N/A N/A
TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share $15.06 billion 0.95 $113.30 million $0.69 44.22

TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share has higher revenue and earnings than Ocean Rig UDW Inc. New.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Ocean Rig UDW Inc. New and TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. New 0 1 2 0 2.67
TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share 2 6 11 0 2.47

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. New presently has a consensus price target of $30.00, suggesting a potential upside of 20.05%. TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share has a consensus price target of $32.84, suggesting a potential upside of 7.65%. Given Ocean Rig UDW Inc. New’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Ocean Rig UDW Inc. New is more favorable than TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share.

Dividends

TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Ocean Rig UDW Inc. New does not pay a dividend. TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share pays out 75.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share beats Ocean Rig UDW Inc. New on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ocean Rig UDW Inc. New

Ocean Rig UDW Inc is a Cyprus-based offshore drilling contractor that provides oilfield services for oil and gas exploration, development and production drilling, and specializes in the ultra-deepwater and harsh-environment segment of the drilling industry. The Company owns and operates approximately 13 offshore ultra deepwater drilling units, comprising of ultra deepwater semisubmersible drilling rigs and ultra deepwater drill-ships. The Company’s drilling units include Leiv Eiriksson, Ocean Rig Corcovado, Ocean Rig Poseidon, Ocean Rig Mykonos, Ocean Rig Mylos, Ocean Rig Skyros and Ocean Rig Athena. In addition, the Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, provides supervisory management services including onshore management to its operating drilling units and drilling units under construction.

About TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share

FMC Technologies, Inc. is a global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. The Company designs, manufactures and services a range of systems and products, including subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead production systems, high pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions and marine loading systems. Its segments include Subsea Technologies, Surface Technologies and Energy Infrastructure. The Subsea Technologies segment designs and manufactures products and systems, and provides services used by oil and gas companies involved in deepwater exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. The Surface Technologies segment designs and manufactures products and systems, and provides services used by oil and gas companies involved in land and offshore exploration, and production of crude oil and natural gas. The Energy Infrastructure segment’s products and services include Measurement Solutions, Loading Systems and Separation Systems.

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