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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Weatherford International and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Weatherford International $5.74 billion -$2.81 billion -0.09
Weatherford International Competitors $4.18 billion -$512.36 million -11.64

Weatherford International has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Weatherford International 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Weatherford International and its rivals, as provided 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 42.39%. Given Weatherford International’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Weatherford International has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional 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 company insiders. Comparatively, 8.3% of shares of all “Oil & gas field machinery” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Weatherford International and its rivals’ 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%

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 rivals have a beta of 1.33, indicating that their average share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Weatherford International Company Profile

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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