Home Energy services Critical Comparison Between Weatherford International (OTCMKTS:WFTIF) and Weatherford International (NASDAQ:WFRD)

Critical Comparison Between Weatherford International (OTCMKTS:WFTIF) and Weatherford International (NASDAQ:WFRD)


Weatherford International (OTCMKTS: WFTIFGet a rating) and Weatherford International (NASDAQ: WFRDGet a rating) are both small cap oil/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We’ll compare the two companies based on their dividend strength, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, and institutional ownership.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of Weatherford International and Weatherford International’s current ratings, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Weatherford International 0 0 0 0 N / A
Weatherford International 0 0 4 0 3.00

Weatherford International has a consensus price target of $46.50, suggesting a potential upside of 66.37%.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Weatherford International and Weatherford International.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Weatherford International -53.77% N / A -7.53%
Weatherford International -11.04% -36.94% -4.35%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.7% of Weatherford International shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 93.1% of Weatherford International’s stock is held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Weatherford International shares are held by insiders of the company. By comparison, 0.6% of Weatherford International’s stock is held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large fund managers, and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and benefits

This chart compares the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Weatherford International and Weatherford International.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Weatherford International $5.74 billion 0.00 -$2.81 billion ($0.59) N / A
Weatherford International $3.65 billion 0.54 -$450.00 million ($5.91) -4.73

Weatherford International has lower revenues, but higher profits than Weatherford International. Weatherford International trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Weatherford International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Weatherford International beats Weatherford International on 6 out of 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Weatherford International Company Profile (Get a rating)

Weatherford International Plc provides equipment and services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry. It operates through two segments: the Western Hemisphere and the Eastern Hemisphere. The Company’s products and services are drilling and appraisal, production, completion and construction of wells. Weatherford International was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland.

Weatherford International Company Profile (Get a rating)

Weatherford International plc, an energy services company, provides equipment and services for the drilling, appraisal, completion, production and intervention of oil, geothermal and natural gas wells worldwide. The Company operates in two segments, Western Hemisphere and Eastern Hemisphere. It offers artificial lifting systems, including reciprocating rod, progressive cavity pumping, gas, hydraulic, piston and hybrid lifting systems, as well as related automation and control systems; pressure pumping and reservoir stimulation services, such as souring, fracturing, cementing and coiled tubing work; and drill pipe testing tools, surface well testing and multi-phase flow measurement services. The company also provides safety, downhole reservoir monitoring, flow control and multi-stage fracturing systems, as well as sand control technologies and production and isolation packers; liner hangers for suspending casing string in high temperature, high pressure wells; cementing products, including plugs, float and stage equipment, and torque and drag reduction technology for zonal isolation; and pre-construction planning and installation services. In addition, it offers directional drilling services and logging and measurement-while-drilling services; services related to steerable rotary systems, high temperature and high pressure sensors, drill reamers and circulation submarines; rotary control devices and advanced automated control systems, as well as closed loop drilling, air drilling, pressure controlled drilling and underbalance drilling services; open hole and cased hole logging services; and intervention and remediation services. In addition, the company provides tube handling, management and connection services; and re-entry, fishing, wellbore cleanup and abandonment services, as well as proprietary downhole equipment, tube handling equipment, pressure control equipment, and rods and collars drilling. The company was incorporated in 1972 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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