Rowan Companies (NYSE:RDC) and Sauer Energy (OTCMKTS:SENY) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
This table compares Rowan Companies and Sauer Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility & Risk
Rowan Companies has a beta of 2.52, meaning that its stock price is 152% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sauer Energy has a beta of 1.89, meaning that its stock price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Rowan Companies and Sauer Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Rowan Companies currently has a consensus price target of $14.40, suggesting a potential upside of ?. Given Rowan Companies’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Rowan Companies is more favorable than Sauer Energy.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
99.1% of Rowan Companies shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Rowan Companies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Rowan Companies and Sauer Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Rowan Companies||$824.80 million||0.00||-$347.40 million||($3.72)||N/A|
|Sauer Energy||N/A||N/A||-$1.59 million||N/A||N/A|
Sauer Energy has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Rowan Companies.
Rowan Companies beats Sauer Energy on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Rowan Companies
Rowan Companies plc provides offshore contract drilling services to the oil and gas industry. The company operates through three segments: Deepwater, Jack-ups, and ARO. The Deepwater segment operates 4 ultra-deepwater drillships. The Jack-ups segment operates 15 self-elevating jack-up rigs. The ARO segment operates a fleet of 6 self-elevating jack-up rigs. The company operates in the United States Gulf of Mexico, Central and South America, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Trinidad, and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea. Rowan Companies plc was founded in 1923 and is based in Houston, Texas.
About Sauer Energy
Sauer Energy, Inc. develops and markets vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) systems. The company focuses on providing its VAWT systems primarily under the WindCutter name. Its VAWT systems are would be used in residential and commercial buildings, oil rigs and off-shore platforms, ships, Islands and other remote facilities, and communications towers and bridges, as well as various industrial applications. Sauer Energy, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Oxnard, California.
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