Superior Energy Services (NYSE: SPN) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Superior Energy Services to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Superior Energy Services and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Superior Energy Services 0 13 7 0 2.35
Superior Energy Services Competitors 408 2084 2933 114 2.50

Superior Energy Services presently has a consensus target price of $13.82, indicating a potential upside of 55.15%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 17.97%. Given Superior Energy Services’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Superior Energy Services is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Superior Energy Services has a beta of 2.13, suggesting that its share price is 113% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Superior Energy Services’ rivals have a beta of 1.55, suggesting that their average share price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Superior Energy Services -24.59% -26.18% -9.41%
Superior Energy Services Competitors -15.72% -7.17% -4.63%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Superior Energy Services and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Superior Energy Services $1.45 billion -$886.89 million -3.17
Superior Energy Services Competitors $2.00 billion -$345.71 million -9.17

Superior Energy Services’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Superior Energy Services. Superior Energy 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

64.5% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Superior Energy Services shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” 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.


Superior Energy Services rivals beat Superior Energy Services on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

Superior Energy Services Company Profile

Superior Energy Services, Inc. provides a range of services and products to the energy industry related to the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas. The Company’s segments include Drilling Products and Services, which rents and sells bottom hole assemblies, drill pipe, tubulars and specialized equipment for use with onshore and offshore oil and gas well drilling, production and workover activities; Onshore Completion and Workover Services, which provides pressure pumping services used to complete and stimulate production in new oil and gas wells, fluid handling services and well servicing rigs that provide a range of well completion and maintenance services; Production Services, which provides intervention services, such as coiled tubing, cased hole and mechanical wireline, hydraulic workover and snubbing, and remedial pumping services, and Technical Solutions, which provides services requiring specialized engineering, manufacturing or project planning.

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