Helmerich & Payne (NYSE:HP) and Petroteq Energy (OTCMKTS:PQEFF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and profitability.


Helmerich & Payne pays an annual dividend of $2.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.3%. Petroteq Energy does not pay a dividend. Helmerich & Payne pays out 2,028.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Helmerich & Payne has raised its dividend for 46 consecutive years.


This table compares Helmerich & Payne and Petroteq Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Helmerich & Payne 19.41% 0.41% 0.29%
Petroteq Energy N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Helmerich & Payne and Petroteq Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Helmerich & Payne 2 9 11 0 2.41
Petroteq Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Helmerich & Payne currently has a consensus price target of $71.88, indicating a potential upside of 34.54%. Given Helmerich & Payne’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Helmerich & Payne is more favorable than Petroteq Energy.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.7% of Helmerich & Payne shares are held by institutional investors. 4.1% of Helmerich & Payne shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Helmerich & Payne has a beta of 1.42, indicating that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Petroteq Energy has a beta of 1.64, indicating that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Helmerich & Payne and Petroteq Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Helmerich & Payne $2.49 billion 2.34 $482.67 million $0.14 381.64
Petroteq Energy N/A N/A -$15.11 million N/A N/A

Helmerich & Payne has higher revenue and earnings than Petroteq Energy.


Helmerich & Payne beats Petroteq Energy on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Helmerich & Payne

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. primarily engages in drilling oil and gas wells for exploration and production companies. The company operates through U.S. Land, Offshore, and International Land segments. The U.S. Land segment drills primarily in Colorado, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming. The Offshore segment has drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico. The International Land segment conducts drilling operations in Colombia, Argentina, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. As of September 30, 2017, the company operated a fleet of 350 land rigs in the United States; 38 international land rigs; and 8 offshore platform rigs. The company also provides drilling rigs, equipment, personnel, and related ancillary services on a contract basis to explore for and develop oil and gas from onshore areas and from fixed platforms, tension-leg platforms, and spars in offshore areas. In addition, it owns, develops, and operates commercial real estate properties; and researches and develops rotary steerable technology. Its real estate investments include a shopping center comprising approximately 441,000 leasable square feet; multi-tenant industrial warehouse properties covering approximately one million leasable square feet; and approximately 210 acres of undeveloped real estate located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Further, the company offers Bit Guidance System, an algorithm-driven system, which considers the total economic consequences of directional drilling decisions and consistently lowers drilling costs through more efficient drilling and increase hydrocarbon production. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

About Petroteq Energy

Petroteq Energy Inc. engages in the oil extraction and processing operations. The company is involved in the tar sands mining and oil processing activities using a closed-loop solvent based extraction system that recovers bitumen from surface mining. It holds interests in the TMC Mineral lease on the Asphalt Ridge property located in Uintah County, Utah. The company was formerly known as MCW Energy Group Limited and changed its name to Petroteq Energy Inc. in May 2017. Petroteq Energy Inc. is based in Studio City, California.

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