Reviewing Baker Hughes, a GE (BHGE) and Deep Down (DPDW)

Baker Hughes, a GE (NYSE: BHGE) and Deep Down (OTCMKTS:DPDW) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Baker Hughes, a GE and Deep Down, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Baker Hughes, a GE 0 11 11 0 2.50
Deep Down 0 0 0 0 N/A

Baker Hughes, a GE currently has a consensus price target of $36.63, indicating a potential upside of 12.45%. Given Baker Hughes, a GE’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Baker Hughes, a GE is more favorable than Deep Down.


This table compares Baker Hughes, a GE and Deep Down’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Baker Hughes, a GE -2.79% 0.10% 0.07%
Deep Down -0.60% -0.51% -0.47%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.2% of Baker Hughes, a GE shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.7% of Deep Down shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Baker Hughes, a GE shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Baker Hughes, a GE and Deep Down’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Baker Hughes, a GE $17.26 billion 0.80 $36.00 million $0.52 62.63
Deep Down $19.48 million 0.59 -$100,000.00 N/A N/A

Baker Hughes, a GE has higher revenue and earnings than Deep Down.

Volatility and Risk

Baker Hughes, a GE has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Deep Down has a beta of -0.5, suggesting that its stock price is 150% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Baker Hughes, a GE pays an annual dividend of $2.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. Deep Down does not pay a dividend. Baker Hughes, a GE pays out 415.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.


Baker Hughes, a GE beats Deep Down on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Baker Hughes, a GE

Baker Hughes, a GE company provides integrated oilfield products, services, and digital solutions worldwide. Its Oilfield Services segment offers drilling, wireline, evaluation, completion, production, and intervention services; and drilling and completions fluids, completions tools and systems, wellbore intervention tools and services, artificial lift systems, pressure pumping systems, and oilfield and industrial chemicals for integrated oil and natural gas, and oilfield service companies for onshore and offshore operations. Its Oilfield Equipment segment designs and manufactures onshore and offshore drilling and production systems; equipment for floating production platforms; deepwater drilling equipment; subsea production systems; and flexible pipe products for operating environments. It also provides installation and decommissioning solutions; various services and solutions related to onshore and offshore drilling activities; and services for installation, technical support, and well access to oil and gas field developers, and drilling and oil companies. Its Turbomachinery & Process Solutions segment designs, manufactures, maintains, and upgrades rotating equipment; offers drivers, driven equipment, and flow control systems, as well as turnkey solutions, such as power generation modules, waste heat/energy recovery, energy storage, modularized small and large liquefaction plants, carbon capture, and storage/use facilities solutions; and provides system upgrades and conversion solutions. This segment serves upstream, midstream, downstream, onshore and offshore, industrial, engineering, procurement, and construction companies. Its Digital Solutions segment provides operating technologies; condition monitoring, inspection technologies, measurement, sensing, and pipeline solutions; and software solutions. It serves through direct and indirect channels. The company is based in Houston, Texas. Baker Hughes, a GE company is a subsidiary of General Electric Company.

About Deep Down

Deep Down, Inc. is engaged in the oilfield services industry. The Company operates through Deep Down Delaware segment. The Company is a provider of specialized services to the offshore energy industry to support deep water and ultra-deep water exploration, development and production of oil and gas, and other maritime operations. It also produces custom engineered products that assist it in fulfilling service objectives for specific projects on a contractual basis. The Company designs and manufactures deep water and ultra-deep water, surface and offshore equipment solutions, which are used by independent and foreign national oil and gas companies in offshore areas across the world. The Company provides engineering and management services, including the design, installation and retrieval of subsea equipment and systems, connection and termination operations, well-commissioning services, as well as construction support and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operations support.

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