Critical Review: Weatherford International PLC (WFT) and Superior Drilling Products (SDPI)

Weatherford International PLC (NYSE: WFT) and Superior Drilling Products (NASDAQ:SDPI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.


This table compares Weatherford International PLC and Superior Drilling Products’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Weatherford International PLC -53.49% -65.33% -10.11%
Superior Drilling Products N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Weatherford International PLC and Superior Drilling Products, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Weatherford International PLC 1 7 17 0 2.64
Superior Drilling Products 0 0 2 0 3.00

Weatherford International PLC currently has a consensus target price of $6.39, indicating a potential upside of 65.45%. Superior Drilling Products has a consensus target price of $2.00, indicating a potential upside of 191.12%. Given Superior Drilling Products’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Superior Drilling Products is more favorable than Weatherford International PLC.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Weatherford International PLC and Superior Drilling Products’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Weatherford International PLC $5.51 billion 0.69 -$256.00 million ($3.19) -1.21
Superior Drilling Products $12.01 million 0.86 $1.88 million N/A N/A

Superior Drilling Products has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Weatherford International PLC.


Superior Drilling Products beats Weatherford International PLC on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Weatherford International PLC

Weatherford International Ltd. (Weatherford) is a provider of equipment and services used in the drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention of oil and natural gas wells. The Company operates four segments: North America, Latin America, Europe/West Africa/the former Soviet Union (FSU) and Middle East/North Africa/Asia. It operates in over 100 countries and have manufacturing facilities and sales, service and distribution locations in approximately all of the oil and natural gas producing regions in the world. The Company operates in ten service lines: artificial lift systems; stimulation and chemicals; drilling services; well construction; integrated drilling; completion systems; drilling tools; wireline and evaluation services; re-entry and fishing and pipeline and specialty services. Weatherford Switzerland conducts all of its operations through its subsidiaries, including Weatherford Bermuda and Weatherford International, Inc. (Weatherford Delaware).

About Superior Drilling Products

Superior Drilling Products, Inc., a drilling and completion tool technology company, innovates, designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, rents, and repairs drilling and completion tools in the United States and internationally. It is involved in the design and manufacture of new drill bit and horizontal drill string enhancement tools for the oil, natural gas, and mining services industries; and the refurbishment of polycrystalline diamond compact drill bits. The company’s horizontal drilling tools include Drill N Ream, a dual-section reaming tool; Strider, a drill string oscillation system; V-Stream, an advanced conditioning system; and Dedicated Reamer Stinger that is used to enhance dedicated reamer operations. It serves companies operating in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas. The company was formerly known as SD Company, Inc. and changed its name to Superior Drilling Products, Inc. in May 2014. Superior Drilling Products, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Vernal, Utah.

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