TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR (TUWOY) vs. SAExploration (SAEX) Head-To-Head Review

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TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: TUWOY) and SAExploration (NASDAQ:SAEX) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR and SAExploration, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR 0 3 1 0 2.25
SAExploration 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR and SAExploration’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR $1.72 billion 1.27 -$189.50 million $0.09 17.44
SAExploration $127.02 million 0.15 -$40.75 million N/A N/A

SAExploration has lower revenue, but higher earnings than TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.7% of SAExploration shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of SAExploration shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR has a beta of 1.42, suggesting that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SAExploration has a beta of 0.24, suggesting that its share price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR and SAExploration’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SAExploration -64.01% -232.11% -31.52%


TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR beats SAExploration on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR Company Profile

Tullow Oil plc engages in the oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities. Its portfolio comprises approximately 90 licenses covering 263,820 square kilometers in 16 countries. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

SAExploration Company Profile

SAExploration Holdings, Inc., an oilfield services company, provides seismic data acquisition and logistical support services in Alaska, Canada, South America, West Africa, and Southeast Asia. Its seismic data acquisition services include program design, planning and permitting, camp service, survey, drilling, recording, reclamation, and in-field data processing. The company acquires 2D, 3D, time-lapse 4D, and multi-component seismic data on land, in transition zones between land and water, and in offshore in depths reaching 3,000 meters. It operates crews that utilize approximately 27,500 owned land and marine seismic data acquisition equipment and other leased equipment. It serves oil companies, national oil companies, independent oil and gas exploration, and production companies. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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