Head-To-Head Comparison: Oceaneering International (OII) & Quintana Energy Services (QES)

Oceaneering International (NYSE: OII) and Quintana Energy Services (NYSE:QES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.


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This table compares Oceaneering International and Quintana Energy Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oceaneering International 8.66% -0.49% -0.24%
Quintana Energy Services N/A N/A N/A


Oceaneering International pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Quintana Energy Services does not pay a dividend. Oceaneering International pays out -428.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Oceaneering International and Quintana Energy Services’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oceaneering International $1.92 billion 1.03 $166.39 million ($0.07) -286.86
Quintana Energy Services $438.03 million 0.64 -$21.15 million ($0.05) -170.80

Oceaneering International has higher revenue and earnings than Quintana Energy Services. Oceaneering International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Quintana Energy Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.4% of Oceaneering International shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Oceaneering International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Oceaneering International and Quintana Energy Services, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oceaneering International 3 15 3 0 2.00
Quintana Energy Services 0 1 6 0 2.86

Oceaneering International presently has a consensus price target of $22.10, suggesting a potential upside of 10.06%. Quintana Energy Services has a consensus price target of $12.50, suggesting a potential upside of 46.37%. Given Quintana Energy Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Quintana Energy Services is more favorable than Oceaneering International.


Oceaneering International beats Quintana Energy Services on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Oceaneering International Company Profile

Oceaneering International, Inc. is an oilfield provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications. The Company’s business segments are contained within two businesses: services and products provided to the oil and gas industry (Oilfield) and all other services and products (Advanced Technologies). Its four business segments within the Oilfield business are Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), Subsea Products, Subsea Projects and Asset Integrity. The services and products it provides to the oil and gas industry include remotely operated vehicles, specialty subsea hardware, engineering and project management, subsea intervention services, including manned diving, survey and positioning services and asset integrity and nondestructive testing services. The Company serves the defense, aerospace and commercial theme park industries.

Quintana Energy Services Company Profile

Quintana Energy Services Inc. provides oilfield services to onshore oil and natural gas exploration and production companies operating in conventional and unconventional plays in the United States. It operates through four segments: Directional Drilling Services, Pressure Pumping Services, Pressure Control Services, and Wireline Services. The Directional Drilling Services segment provides directional, horizontal, underbalanced, and measurement-while-drilling, as well as rental tool and pipe inspection services. The Pressure Pumping Services segment provides hydraulic fracturing stimulation services; cementing services, such as surface- and intermediate-casing and long-string cementing services; and a range of acid stimulation services comprising CO2 foamed acid stimulation services. As of December 31, 2017, this segment had a pressure pumping fleet of 245,925 hydraulic horsepower. The Pressure Control Services segment offers coiled tubing, rig-assisted snubbing, nitrogen, fluid pumping, and well control services for drilling, completion, and workover activities. As of December 31, 2017, this segment had a fleet of 23 coiled tubing, 36 rig-assisted snubbing, and 24 nitrogen pumping units. The Wireline Services segment offers pump-down services for setting plugs between frac stages, as well as the deployment of perforation equipment in connection with plug-and-perf operations; and other pump-down and cased-hole wireline services, including electro-mechanical pipe-cutting and punching. This segment also provides cased-hole production logging, injection profiling, stimulation performance evaluation, and water break-through identification services; and industrial logging services for cavern, storage, and injection wells, as well as operates Archer's POINT proprietary detection system and SPACE imaging and measurement platform in the land market. As of December 31, 2017, it owned 49 wireline units. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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