Helix Energy Solutions Group (HLX) vs. Its Rivals Financial Analysis

Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE: HLX) is one of 57 public companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Helix Energy Solutions Group to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.8% of Helix Energy Solutions Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.5% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.7% of Helix Energy Solutions Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies 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.

Volatility & Risk

Helix Energy Solutions Group has a beta of 2.63, suggesting that its share price is 163% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Helix Energy Solutions Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.60, suggesting that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Helix Energy Solutions Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Helix Energy Solutions Group 0 3 6 0 2.67
Helix Energy Solutions Group Competitors 400 2065 2924 114 2.50

Helix Energy Solutions Group presently has a consensus price target of $9.33, suggesting a potential upside of 33.65%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 25.05%. Given Helix Energy Solutions Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Helix Energy Solutions Group is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Helix Energy Solutions Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Helix Energy Solutions Group -13.72% -1.80% -1.11%
Helix Energy Solutions Group Competitors -24.58% -12.19% -5.90%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Helix Energy Solutions Group and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Helix Energy Solutions Group $544.13 million $107.34 million -11.83
Helix Energy Solutions Group Competitors $2.00 billion $268.99 million -23.21

Helix Energy Solutions Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Helix Energy Solutions Group. Helix Energy Solutions Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Helix Energy Solutions Group beats its rivals on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Helix Energy Solutions Group

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. is an international offshore energy services company. The Company provides services to the offshore energy industry, with a focus on well intervention and robotics operations. The Company operates in three segments: Well Intervention, Robotics and Production Facilities. Its Well Intervention segment includes the Company’s vessels and equipment used to perform well intervention services primarily in the Gulf of Mexico and North Sea regions. Its Robotics segment includes remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), trenchers and ROVDrills designed to complement offshore construction and well intervention services, and operates chartered ROV support vessels. Its Production Facilities segment includes the Helix Producer I (the HP I), a floating production vessel, the Helix Fast Response System (the HFRS), and its ownership interest in Independence Hub, LLC (Independence Hub).

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