Head to Head Survey: Superior Energy Services (SPN) & Geospace Technologies Corporation (OYOG)

Superior Energy Services (NYSE: SPN) and Geospace Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:OYOG) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Superior Energy Services and Geospace Technologies Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Superior Energy Services 0 13 7 0 2.35
Geospace Technologies Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A

Superior Energy Services currently has a consensus target price of $13.82, indicating a potential upside of 50.42%. Given Superior Energy Services’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Superior Energy Services is more favorable than Geospace Technologies Corporation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Superior Energy Services and Geospace Technologies Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Superior Energy Services $1.45 billion 0.97 -$886.89 million ($2.81) -3.27
Geospace Technologies Corporation N/A N/A N/A ($3.81) -3.97

Geospace Technologies Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Superior Energy Services. Geospace Technologies Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Superior Energy Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Superior Energy Services and Geospace Technologies Corporation’s 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%
Geospace Technologies Corporation -101.28% -26.34% -25.37%

Volatility and Risk

Superior Energy Services has a beta of 2.13, meaning that its stock price is 113% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Geospace Technologies Corporation has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Superior Energy Services beats Geospace Technologies Corporation on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Superior Energy Services

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.

About Geospace Technologies Corporation

Geospace Technologies Corporation designs and manufactures instruments and equipment used by the oil and gas industry to acquire seismic data in order to locate, characterize and monitor hydrocarbon producing reservoirs. The Company also designs and manufactures non-seismic products, including industrial products, offshore cables and imaging equipment. The Company operates through two segments: Seismic and Non-Seismic. The Company’s Seismic product segments include traditional exploration products, wireless exploration products and reservoir products. Its seismic product lines consist of land and marine nodal data acquisition systems, permanent land and seabed reservoir monitoring products and services, geophones and geophone strings, hydrophones, leader wire, connectors, telemetry cables, marine streamer retrieval and steering devices and various other products. The Company’s Non-Seismic product segments include imaging and industrial products.

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