Petroteq Energy (OTCMKTS:PQEFF) and Seadrill (NYSE:SDRL) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Petroteq Energy N/A -25.33% -20.07%
Seadrill N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Petroteq Energy and Seadrill’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Petroteq Energy $60,000.00 296.63 -$15.79 million ($0.14) -0.63
Seadrill $1.25 billion 0.55 -$4.48 billion N/A N/A

Petroteq Energy has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Seadrill.

Risk and Volatility

Petroteq Energy has a beta of -0.27, suggesting that its stock price is 127% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seadrill has a beta of 2.75, suggesting that its stock price is 175% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

9.1% of Seadrill shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Petroteq Energy and Seadrill, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Petroteq Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Seadrill 0 1 0 0 2.00

Seadrill has a consensus price target of $304.00, suggesting a potential upside of 22,089.78%. Given Seadrill’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Seadrill is more favorable than Petroteq Energy.


Seadrill beats Petroteq Energy on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

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 a 100% working interest in 2,541.73 acre oil sands leases covering oil sands in the Asphalt Ridge area in Utah. Petroteq Energy Inc. also designs and develops a blockchain-power supply chain management platform for the oil and gas industry. 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 Sherman Oaks, California.

About Seadrill

Seadrill Ltd. is an offshore drilling contractor providing offshore drilling services to the oil and gas industry. Its primary business is the ownership and operation of drillships, semi-submersible rigs, jack-up rigs, tender rigs for operations in shallow, mid, deep, and ultra deep-water areas, and in benign and harsh environments. The company operates through the following segments: Floaters, Jack-up Rigs, and Other. The Floaters segment offer services encompassing drilling, completion, and maintenance of offshore exploration and production wells. The Jack-up Rigs segment offers drilling services, completion and maintenance of offshore exploration and production wells. The Other segment engages in management services to third parties and related parties. Seadrill was founded on May 10, 2005 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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