McDermott International (MDR) vs. THT Heat Transfer Technology (THTI) Critical Review

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McDermott International (NYSE:MDR) and THT Heat Transfer Technology (OTCMKTS:THTI) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares McDermott International and THT Heat Transfer Technology’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
McDermott International $2.98 billion 0.46 $178.54 million $1.92 3.96
THT Heat Transfer Technology $65.22 million 0.02 -$2.87 million N/A N/A

McDermott International has higher revenue and earnings than THT Heat Transfer Technology.

Profitability

This table compares McDermott International and THT Heat Transfer Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
McDermott International 2.05% 8.40% 3.03%
THT Heat Transfer Technology 5.63% 6.56% 3.78%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.3% of McDermott International shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of McDermott International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.4% of THT Heat Transfer Technology shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

McDermott International has a beta of 2.56, suggesting that its stock price is 156% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, THT Heat Transfer Technology has a beta of 1.93, suggesting that its stock price is 93% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for McDermott International and THT Heat Transfer Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
McDermott International 1 3 1 0 2.00
THT Heat Transfer Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A

McDermott International presently has a consensus target price of $26.38, suggesting a potential upside of 246.65%. Given McDermott International’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe McDermott International is more favorable than THT Heat Transfer Technology.

Summary

McDermott International beats THT Heat Transfer Technology on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About McDermott International

McDermott International, Inc. provides engineering, procurement, construction and installation, front-end engineering and design, and module fabrication services for upstream field developments. It operates through three segments: the Americas, Europe and Africa; the Middle East; and Asia. 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. Its operations include fabrication and offshore installation of fixed and floating structures; and the installation of pipelines and subsea systems, as well as provision of shallow water and deep water construction services. The company's customers include national, integrated, and other oil and gas companies. McDermott International, Inc. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

About THT Heat Transfer Technology

THT Heat Transfer Technology, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and trades in plate heat exchangers and various related products in China and internationally. The company offers heat exchanger units, air-cooled heat exchangers, shell-and-tube heat exchangers, welded plate heat exchangers, and plate-and-shell heat exchangers. Its products are used for various applications in iron, steel, and aluminum manufacturing; chemical manufacturing; electric and nuclear power generation; central building air-conditioning; pharmaceutical production; thermal power plants and residential heating systems; high-pressure liquids; refining, chemical, fertilizer production, and metallurgy equipment; and food and beverage, heat and power, petrochemical, and shipbuilding industry. The company markets its products through its sales force. THT Heat Transfer Technology, Inc. is headquartered in Siping, the People's Republic of China.

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