Pacific Drilling (NYSE:PACD) & Pacific Drilling (NYSE:PACDQ) Head-To-Head Review

Pacific Drilling (NYSE:PACD) and Pacific Drilling (OTCMKTS:PACDQ) 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, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Pacific Drilling has a beta of 2.26, meaning that its share price is 126% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pacific Drilling has a beta of 2.95, meaning that its share price is 195% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Pacific Drilling and Pacific Drilling, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pacific Drilling 0 0 1 0 3.00
Pacific Drilling 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Pacific Drilling and Pacific Drilling’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pacific Drilling -872.58% -125.49% -52.19%
Pacific Drilling -164.67% -23.08% -9.18%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Pacific Drilling and Pacific Drilling’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pacific Drilling $264.87 million 3.67 -$2.18 billion N/A N/A
Pacific Drilling $319.72 million 0.00 -$525.16 million N/A N/A

Pacific Drilling has higher revenue and earnings than Pacific Drilling.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

83.2% of Pacific Drilling shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Pacific Drilling beats Pacific Drilling on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pacific Drilling Company Profile

Pacific Drilling S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an offshore drilling contractor. It provides offshore drilling services to the oil and natural gas industry. The company contracts its fleet of rigs to drill wells for its customers. It has a fleet of seven drillships. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Pacific Drilling Company Profile

Pacific Drilling S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an offshore drilling contractor. It provides offshore drilling services to the oil and natural gas industry. The company contracts its fleet of rigs to drill wells for its customers. It has a fleet of seven drillships. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Pacific Drilling S.A. is a subsidiary of Quantum Pacific International Limited. On November 12, 2017, Pacific Drilling S.A., along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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