Western Energy Services (WEEEF) versus Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) Financial Review

Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE:DO) and Western Energy Services (OTCMKTS:WEEEF) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Diamond Offshore Drilling and Western Energy Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diamond Offshore Drilling -11.11% -2.92% -1.77%
Western Energy Services -15.16% -9.61% -5.12%

Risk & Volatility

Diamond Offshore Drilling has a beta of 1.6, indicating that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Western Energy Services has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Diamond Offshore Drilling and Western Energy Services’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Diamond Offshore Drilling $1.49 billion 1.09 $18.34 million $0.82 14.33
Western Energy Services $183.65 million 0.17 -$28.94 million N/A N/A

Diamond Offshore Drilling has higher revenue and earnings than Western Energy Services.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Diamond Offshore Drilling and Western Energy Services, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diamond Offshore Drilling 11 5 4 0 1.65
Western Energy Services 0 0 0 0 N/A

Diamond Offshore Drilling presently has a consensus price target of $15.58, indicating a potential upside of 32.57%. Given Diamond Offshore Drilling’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Diamond Offshore Drilling is more favorable than Western Energy Services.

Summary

Diamond Offshore Drilling beats Western Energy Services on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Diamond Offshore Drilling Company Profile

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. provides contract drilling services to the energy industry worldwide. It provides services in floater market, including ultra-deepwater, deepwater, and mid-water. The company operates a fleet of 17 offshore drilling rigs, which comprises 4 drillships, 7 ultra-deepwater, 4 deepwater, and 2 mid-water semisubmersibles. It serves independent oil and gas companies, and government-owned oil companies. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. is a subsidiary of Loews Corporation.

Western Energy Services Company Profile

Western Energy Services Corp. operates as an oilfield service company in Canada and the United States. The company operates through Contract Drilling and Production Services segments. The Contract Drilling segment operates drilling rigs and related ancillary equipment. It operates a fleet of 56 drilling rigs, including 50 in Canada and 6 in the United States. The Production Services segment offers well servicing rigs and related equipment. This segment also provides oilfield rental equipment for hydraulic fracturing services, well completions and production work, and coil tubing and drilling services. This segment operates a fleet of 66 service rigs, including 32 singles, 26 doubles, and 8 slant service rigs. The company serves crude oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, and other oilfield service companies. Western Energy Services Corp. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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