Financial Analysis: Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) (GZPFY) & Franks International (FI)

Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) (OTCMKTS:GZPFY) and Franks International (NYSE:FI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) and Franks International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) 0 0 0 0 N/A
Franks International 1 6 1 0 2.00

Franks International has a consensus target price of $8.17, suggesting a potential upside of 27.41%. Given Franks International’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Franks International is more favorable than Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR).

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) and Franks International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) $31.77 billion 0.84 $4.33 billion N/A N/A
Franks International $454.80 million 3.16 -$159.45 million ($0.61) -10.51

Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) has higher revenue and earnings than Franks International.


Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Franks International does not pay a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Franks International has a beta of 1.42, indicating that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) and Franks International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) 14.50% 17.91% 10.38%
Franks International -37.17% -12.75% -11.36%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

40.8% of Franks International shares are owned by institutional investors. 67.6% of Franks International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) beats Franks International on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR)

PJSC Gazprom Neft, an integrated oil company, engages in the exploration, development, production, and sale of crude oil and gas in Russia, the CIS countries, and internationally. The company also involved in the production, distribution, and marketing of refined petroleum products. It holds interests in 90 resource licenses in the oil-producing regions of Russia; and production projects in Angola, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Romania, Serbia, Iraq, and Venezuela. As of December 31, 2017, the company had total proved reserves of 6,407 million barrels of oil equivalent. It also produces and sells jet fuels, lubricants, bitumen products, and petrochemical products, as well as provides bunkering services to various industries and sectors. The company sells its fuels through 1,852 filling stations. PJSC Gazprom Neft was founded in 1995 and is based in St. Petersburg, Russia. PJSC Gazprom Neft is a subsidiary of Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom.

About Franks International

Frank's International N.V. provides various engineered tubular services for the oil and gas exploration and production, and oilfield services companies in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company operates through four segments: International Services, U.S. Services, Tubular Sales, and Blackhawk. Its tubular services include the handling and installation of multiple joints of pipe to establish a cased wellbore; and the installation of smaller diameter pipe inside a cased wellbore to provide a conduit for produced oil and gas to reach the surface. The company also designs, manufactures, and sells outside diameter (OD) pipes, connectors, and casing attachments; and provides specialized fabrication and welding services in support of deep water projects, including drilling and production risers, flowlines and pipeline end terminations, and long length tubulars for use as caissons or pilings. In addition, it offers specialty well construction and well intervention services and products; and distributes OD pipes manufactured by third parties. Frank's International N.V. was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Den Helder, the Netherlands.

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