Comparing PHI INC/SH (PHIIK) and Bristow Group (BRS)

PHI INC/SH (NASDAQ:PHIIK) and Bristow Group (NYSE:BRS) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for PHI INC/SH and Bristow Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PHI INC/SH 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bristow Group 0 2 0 0 2.00

Bristow Group has a consensus price target of $14.50, indicating a potential upside of 35.01%. Given Bristow Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Bristow Group is more favorable than PHI INC/SH.

Profitability

This table compares PHI INC/SH and Bristow Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PHI INC/SH 0.31% -7.81% -3.35%
Bristow Group -11.80% -6.36% -2.48%

Volatility & Risk

PHI INC/SH has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bristow Group has a beta of 2.87, meaning that its stock price is 187% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PHI INC/SH and Bristow Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PHI INC/SH $579.54 million 0.21 $7.53 million N/A N/A
Bristow Group $1.44 billion 0.27 -$195.65 million ($2.13) -5.04

PHI INC/SH has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Bristow Group.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

52.2% of PHI INC/SH shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.7% of PHI INC/SH shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.8% of Bristow Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Bristow Group beats PHI INC/SH on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

PHI INC/SH Company Profile

PHI, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides transportation services to, from, and among offshore facilities for customers in the oil and gas exploration, development, and production industry in the United States and internationally. It operates through three business segments: Oil and Gas, Air Medical, and Technical Services. The Oil and Gas segment provides helicopter services primarily for the integrated and independent oil and gas exploration and production companies, and other offshore oil service companies for routine transportation of personnel and equipment, transportation of personnel during medical and safety emergencies, and evacuation of personnel during the threat of hurricanes and other adverse weather conditions. The Air Medical segment provides air medical transportation services for hospitals and emergency service agencies in 18 states. The Technical Services segment provides helicopter repair and overhaul services for flight operations customers, as well as operates aircraft for the National Science Foundation in Antarctica. It also provides software as a service to certain of its oil and gas customers for passenger check-in and compliance verification. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned or operated 245 aircraft, including 133 dedicated to Oil and Gas operations, 106 dedicated to Air Medical operations, and 6 dedicated to Technical Services operations. PHI, Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Bristow Group Company Profile

Bristow Group Inc. provides industrial aviation services to the offshore energy companies in Europe Caspian, Africa, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers helicopter charter services to transport personnel between onshore bases and offshore production platforms, drilling rigs, and other installations, as well as to transport time-sensitive equipment to these offshore locations. It also provides search and rescue services for the oil and gas industry, and governmental agencies; and aircraft support services. The company was formerly known as Offshore Logistics Inc. and changed its name to Bristow Group Inc. in February 2006. Bristow Group Inc. was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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