Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology (OTCMKTS:SHWK) vs. Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) Critical Contrast

Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology (OTCMKTS:SHWK) and Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology and Tidewater’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology N/A N/A N/A
Tidewater -33.63% -14.42% -9.50%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology and Tidewater, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A
Tidewater 0 1 0 0 2.00

Tidewater has a consensus target price of $12.00, suggesting a potential downside of 1.80%. Given Tidewater’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Tidewater is more favorable than Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology and Tidewater’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tidewater $397.04 million 1.27 -$196.24 million ($2.95) -4.14

Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Tidewater.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.3% of Tidewater shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.5% of Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Tidewater shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology has a beta of -1.57, suggesting that its share price is 257% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tidewater has a beta of 1.69, suggesting that its share price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology Company Profile

Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology, Inc. does not have significant operations. Previously, the company operated as an oceanographic service company that was involved in deep water search, survey, and recovery operations. The company also served as the general partner for limited partnerships that were formed for the purpose of raising money to search for and locate shipwrecks. The company is based in Tampa, Florida.

Tidewater Company Profile

Tidewater, Inc. engages in the provision of offshore marine support and transportation services to the offshore energy industry. It includes towing of, and anchor handling for, mobile offshore drilling units; transporting supplies and personnel necessary to sustain drilling, work over and production activities; offshore construction and seismic and subsea support; and a variety of specialized services such as pipe and cable laying. It operates through the following segments: Americas; Middle East and Asia Pacific; Europe and Mediterranean; and West Africa. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

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