Valaris (OTCMKTS: VALPQ) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Drilling oil & gas wells” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Valaris to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Valaris and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Valaris $2.05 billion -$198.00 million -0.01
Valaris Competitors $1.13 billion -$283.30 million 0.41

Valaris has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Valaris is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Valaris and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Valaris 1 0 0 0 1.00
Valaris Competitors 878 2318 1931 78 2.23

Valaris currently has a consensus target price of $0.06, indicating a potential downside of 31.03%. As a group, “Drilling oil & gas wells” companies have a potential upside of 76.94%. Given Valaris’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Valaris has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Valaris has a beta of 2.54, suggesting that its share price is 154% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Valaris’ competitors have a beta of 2.45, suggesting that their average share price is 145% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Valaris and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Valaris -237.15% -15.28% -7.57%
Valaris Competitors -93.57% -19.47% -6.91%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.2% of Valaris shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.0% of shares of all “Drilling oil & gas wells” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Valaris shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.5% of shares of all “Drilling oil & gas wells” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Valaris competitors beat Valaris on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Valaris Company Profile

Valaris plc provides offshore drilling services in various water depths worldwide. It operates a rig fleet of ultra-deepwater drillships, versatile semisubmersibles, and modern shallow-water jackups. The company's offshore fleet includes 16 drillships, 12 semisubmersibles, 54 jackups, and 2 deepwater managed units. The company was formerly known as Ensco Rowan plc and changed its name to Valaris plc in July 2019. Valaris plc was incorporated in 2009 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. On August 19, 2020, Valaris plc, along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

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