Weatherford International (WFTIF) versus Its Peers Critical Contrast

Weatherford International (OTCMKTS: WFTIF) is one of 15 public companies in the “Oil & gas field machinery” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Weatherford International to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

Weatherford International has a beta of 2.88, indicating that its share price is 188% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Weatherford International’s peers have a beta of 1.33, indicating that their average share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Weatherford International and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Weatherford International 1 0 0 0 1.00
Weatherford International Competitors 207 1078 1035 26 2.38

As a group, “Oil & gas field machinery” companies have a potential upside of 48.19%. Given Weatherford International’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Weatherford International has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Weatherford International and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Weatherford International $5.74 billion -$2.81 billion -0.08
Weatherford International Competitors $4.18 billion -$512.36 million -12.00

Weatherford International has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Weatherford International is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.7% of Weatherford International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.8% of shares of all “Oil & gas field machinery” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Weatherford International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.3% of shares of all “Oil & gas field machinery” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Weatherford International and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Weatherford International -53.77% N/A -7.53%
Weatherford International Competitors -5.52% 6.19% 3.88%


Weatherford International peers beat Weatherford International on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Weatherford International

Weatherford International Plc provides equipment and services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry. It operates through two segments: Western Hemisphere and Eastern Hemispher. The company products and services are Drilling and Evaluation, Production, Completions, and Well Construction. Weatherford International was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland.

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