Reviewing McDermott International (MDR) and Global Power Equipment Gr (GLPW)

McDermott International (NYSE: MDR) and Global Power Equipment Gr (OTCMKTS:GLPW) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and risk.

Profitability

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This table compares McDermott International and Global Power Equipment Gr’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
McDermott International 5.98% 10.68% 5.51%
Global Power Equipment Gr -17.83% -89.23% -26.71%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares McDermott International and Global Power Equipment Gr’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
McDermott International $2.98 billion 0.60 $178.54 million $0.64 9.89
Global Power Equipment Gr $418.59 million 0.11 -$43.61 million N/A N/A

McDermott International has higher revenue and earnings than Global Power Equipment Gr.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for McDermott International and Global Power Equipment Gr, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
McDermott International 1 4 5 0 2.40
Global Power Equipment Gr 0 0 0 0 N/A

McDermott International currently has a consensus price target of $8.77, indicating a potential upside of 38.49%. Given McDermott International’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe McDermott International is more favorable than Global Power Equipment Gr.

Risk & Volatility

McDermott International has a beta of 1.86, meaning that its share price is 86% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Power Equipment Gr has a beta of 2.02, meaning that its share price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

97.7% of McDermott International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.4% of Global Power Equipment Gr shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of McDermott International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Global Power Equipment Gr shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

McDermott International beats Global Power Equipment Gr on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

McDermott International Company Profile

McDermott International, Inc. is a provider of integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI), front-end engineering and design (FEED) and module fabrication services for upstream field developments across the world. The Company delivers fixed and floating production facilities, pipeline installations and subsea systems from concept to commissioning for offshore and subsea oil and gas projects. It operates through three segments: the Americas, Europe and Africa (AEA), the Middle East (MEA) and Asia (ASA). As of December 31, 2016, operated in approximately 20 countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, its integrated resources include a diversified fleet of marine vessels, fabrication facilities and engineering offices. It support its activities with project management and procurement services, while utilizing its fully integrated capabilities in both shallow water and deepwater construction.

Global Power Equipment Gr Company Profile

Global Power Equipment Group Inc. provides custom-engineered solutions, and modification and maintenance services for customers in the energy and industrial markets worldwide. Its Mechanical Solutions segment designs, engineers, manufactures, installs, commissions, and services filter houses, inlet and exhaust systems, diverter dampers, selective catalytic reduction systems, auxiliary control skids and enclosures, expansion joints, air filtration elements, and retrofit and upgrade solutions for power generation markets. This segment also provides precision and replacement parts, filter elements, and aftermarket retrofit equipment. Its principal customers include utility-scale gas turbine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), owner/operators, and electric utilities, as well as engineering, procurement, and contractor (EPC) firms. The company's Electrical Solutions segment focuses on the custom engineering and manufacture of integrated control house systems, engine generator packages and enclosures, industrial tanks, and custom-engineered equipment skids for the energy, oil and gas, digital data storage, and electrical industries. This segment's principal customers comprise turbine and reciprocating engine OEMs, switchgear and drive OEMs, backup and distributed power providers, oil and gas midstream and downstream owner/operators, electric utilities, and EPC firms. Its Services segment provides nuclear power plant modification, maintenance, and construction services; fossil fuel, industrial gas, liquefied natural gas, and petrochemical operations modification and construction services; industrial painting and coating services; insulation services; asbestos and lead abatement services; and roofing system services. Global Power Equipment Group Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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