Financial Comparison: Nabors Industries (NBR) & N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW (NADLQ)

Nabors Industries (NYSE:NBR) and N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW (OTCMKTS:NADLQ) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Nabors Industries and N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nabors Industries 0 4 11 0 2.73
N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW 0 0 0 0 N/A

Nabors Industries currently has a consensus target price of $8.96, suggesting a potential upside of 189.08%.

Dividends

Nabors Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.7%. N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW does not pay a dividend. Nabors Industries pays out -14.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Nabors Industries has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.0% of Nabors Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.2% of Nabors Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Nabors Industries and N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nabors Industries $2.57 billion 0.43 -$546.81 million ($1.63) -1.90
N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW $257.50 million 0.00 -$297.70 million N/A N/A

N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Nabors Industries.

Volatility & Risk

Nabors Industries has a beta of 1.65, meaning that its share price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW has a beta of 1.98, meaning that its share price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Nabors Industries and N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nabors Industries -19.25% -14.21% -5.06%
N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Nabors Industries beats N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nabors Industries

Nabors Industries Ltd. provides drilling and drilling-related services and technologies for land-based and offshore oil and natural gas wells. It operates through five segments: U.S., Canada, International, Drilling Solutions, and Rig Technologies. The company offers equipment manufacturing, rig instrumentation, optimization software, and directional drilling services. It also provides patented steering systems and rig instrumentation software systems, including ROCKIT directional drilling system that offers data collection services to oil and gas exploration and service companies; REVit control system, a stick slip mitigation system; RIGWATCH software, which monitors a rig's real-time performance and provides daily reporting for drilling operations; and DrillSmart software that allows the drilling system to adapt operating parameters and drilling conditions. In addition, the company offers measurement while drilling (MWD) systems and services, such as AccuMP mud pulse MWD system, which is designed to address the various MWD reliability issues; AccuWave collar mounted Electromagnetic MWD system that addresses the needs of the land market through the technology and design techniques; and Nabors' AccuSteer Measurement While Drilling (M/LWD) Suite, which is a premier dynamics evaluation MWD system for performance drilling with integrated advanced geosteering measurements. Further, it manufactures and sells top drives, catwalks, wrenches, draw works, and other drilling related equipment, such as robotic systems and downhole tools; and provides automated tubular and tool handling equipment. As of December 31, 2017, the company marketed approximately 407 rigs for land-based drilling operations in the United States and Canada, as well as in 20 other countries worldwide; and 38 rigs for offshore drilling operations in the United States and internationally. Nabors Industries Ltd. was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

About N Atl DRILLING/SH NEW

North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. operates as an offshore drilling contractor in the North Atlantic region. The company provides harsh environment offshore drilling services to the oil and gas industry primarily in Norway, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, the Netherlands, the east coast of Greenland, Russia, the Baltic Sea, and the Gulf of Bothnia. As of December 31, 2017, it owned seven offshore drilling rigs, including three semi-submersibles, one drillship, and three jack-up rigs. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. is a subsidiary of Seadrill Limited. On September 12, 2017, North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. It is in joint administration with Seadrill Limited.

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