Critical Contrast: Vantage Drilling (VTGDF) and Otcmkts (GEGSQ)

Vantage Drilling (OTCMKTS: VTGDF) and Otcmkts (OTCMKTS:GEGSQ) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Vantage Drilling and Otcmkts, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vantage Drilling 0 0 0 0 N/A
Otcmkts 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Vantage Drilling and Otcmkts’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vantage Drilling $182.18 million 0.02 -$618.45 million ($30.86) 0.00
Otcmkts N/A N/A N/A ($5.22) 0.00

Otcmkts has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Vantage Drilling. Otcmkts is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Vantage Drilling, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Vantage Drilling has a beta of 2.61, indicating that its share price is 161% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Otcmkts has a beta of 2.31, indicating that its share price is 131% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Vantage Drilling and Otcmkts’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vantage Drilling -79.77% -90.30% -13.67%
Otcmkts -45.26% N/A -34.11%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Vantage Drilling shares are held by institutional investors. 7.5% of Vantage Drilling shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Vantage Drilling beats Otcmkts on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Vantage Drilling

Vantage Drilling Company is a holding and offshore drilling company focused on operating a fleet of modern and specification drilling units. The Company’s principal business is to contract drilling units, related equipment and work crews, primarily on a dayrate basis to drill oil and natural gas wells for its customers. It also provides construction supervision services for drilling units. Through its fleet of drilling units, it provides offshore contract drilling services. It provides contract drilling services with different types of modern, high-specification MODUs, including jackup rigs and drillships, and in different geographic regions. Its customers are primarily multinational oil and natural gas companies, Government owned oil and natural gas companies and independent oil and natural gas producers. A jackup rig is a mobile, self-elevating drilling platform equipped with legs and Drillships are self-propelled, positioned and suited for drilling in remote locations.

About Otcmkts

Global Geophysical Services, Inc. (Global) provides an integrated suite of seismic data solutions to the global oil and gas industry, including Global’s RG-3D Reservoir Grade (RG3D) seismic solutions. The Company’s seismic data solutions consist primarily of seismic data acquisition, microseismic monitoring, data processing and interpretation services, as well as seismic data recording equipment known as the AUTOSEIS HDR system. The Company integrates seismic survey design, data acquisition, processing and interpretation to deliver enhanced services to its clients. It provides land seismic data acquisition on a worldwide basis, including challenging environments such as marshes, forests, jungles, arctic climates, mountains and deserts around the world. It owned approximately 130,000 recording channels, which are primarily consists of its AUTOSEIS HDR systems.

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