Baker Hughes A GE (NYSE: BHI) is one of 57 public companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Baker Hughes A GE to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.3% of Baker Hughes A GE shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Baker Hughes A GE shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.7% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by 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 and Volatility

Baker Hughes A GE has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Baker Hughes A GE’s competitors have a beta of 1.60, meaning that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Baker Hughes A GE and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Baker Hughes A GE N/A N/A -12.50
Baker Hughes A GE Competitors $2.04 billion $273.78 million -16.07

Baker Hughes A GE’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Baker Hughes A GE. Baker Hughes A GE is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Baker Hughes A GE pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Baker Hughes A GE pays out -15.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.8% and pay out -81.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Baker Hughes A GE lags its competitors as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Baker Hughes A GE and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Baker Hughes A GE 1 13 8 0 2.32
Baker Hughes A GE Competitors 407 2076 2930 114 2.50

Baker Hughes A GE currently has a consensus price target of $60.21, suggesting a potential upside of 10.46%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 23.10%. Given Baker Hughes A GE’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Baker Hughes A GE has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Baker Hughes A GE and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Baker Hughes A GE -5.08% -1.59% -2.98%
Baker Hughes A GE Competitors -16.15% -9.54% -5.03%

Summary

Baker Hughes A GE competitors beat Baker Hughes A GE on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Baker Hughes A GE Company Profile

Baker Hughes, a GE Company is an oil and gas company. The Company is a provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. The Company’s products and services include upstream, midstream, downstream, industrial and digital. The Company’s upstream, which includes evaluation, drilling, completions and production. Midstream enables the power and compression efficiency for LNG and pipeline and storage. Downstream builds reliability and safety into process operations that includes refining and petrochemical and fertilizer solutions. The company’s industrial solutions offers power generation, to advanced control systems and sensing technology that power industrial facilities. Digital transformation integrates data on an open platform with security and scale. The digital transformation enables field services with real-time insights. The Company’s technology delivers capacities in smaller footprints.

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