Financial Contrast: Helmerich & Payne (HP) vs. (SDRL)

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


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Helmerich & Payne -11.19% -3.37% -2.24%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Helmerich & Payne and , as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Helmerich & Payne 8 13 3 0 1.79
0 0 0 0 N/A

Helmerich & Payne currently has a consensus price target of $53.95, suggesting a potential downside of 4.31%.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Helmerich & Payne and ‘s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Helmerich & Payne $1.62 billion 3.77 -$56.82 million ($1.67) -33.76

has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Helmerich & Payne.


Helmerich & Payne pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. does not pay a dividend. Helmerich & Payne pays out -167.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Helmerich & Payne has increased its dividend for 44 consecutive years.


Helmerich & Payne beats on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Helmerich & Payne Company Profile

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. is engaged in contract drilling of oil and gas wells for others. The Company operates in the contract drilling industry. The Company’s contract drilling business consists of three segments: U.S. Land, Offshore and International Land. The Company is also engaged in the ownership, development and operation of commercial real estate and the research and development of rotary steerable technology. Its real estate investments are located within Tulsa, Oklahoma, and include a shopping center containing approximately 441,000 leasable square feet, multi-tenant industrial warehouse properties containing approximately one million leasable square feet and approximately 210 acres of undeveloped real estate. The Company provides drilling rigs, equipment, personnel and camps on a contract basis. The Company’s subsidiaries include Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co. and Helmerich & Payne de Venezuela, C.A.

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