Precision Drilling (PDS) vs. Petroteq Energy (PQEFF) Head to Head Survey

Precision Drilling (NYSE:PDS) and Petroteq Energy (OTCMKTS:PQEFF) 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 dividends, risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Precision Drilling and Petroteq Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Precision Drilling 1 1 10 0 2.75
Petroteq Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Precision Drilling presently has a consensus target price of $4.56, suggesting a potential upside of 104.60%. Given Precision Drilling’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Precision Drilling is more favorable than Petroteq Energy.


This table compares Precision Drilling and Petroteq Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Precision Drilling -9.77% -6.59% -3.03%
Petroteq Energy N/A N/A N/A

Risk and Volatility

Precision Drilling has a beta of 2.18, suggesting that its share price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Petroteq Energy has a beta of 1.64, suggesting that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Precision Drilling and Petroteq Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Precision Drilling $1.04 billion 0.63 -$101.85 million ($0.28) -7.96
Petroteq Energy N/A N/A -$15.11 million N/A N/A

Petroteq Energy has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Precision Drilling.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

48.7% of Precision Drilling shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Precision Drilling shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Precision Drilling beats Petroteq Energy on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Precision Drilling

Precision Drilling Corporation provides oil and natural gas drilling and related services and products. The company operates in two segments, Contract Drilling Services, and Completion and Production Services. The Contract Drilling Services segment offers onshore well drilling services to exploration and production companies in the oil and natural gas industry. This segment's services include land drilling, directional drilling, and turnkey drilling; and procurement and distribution of oilfield supplies, as well as manufacture and refurbishment of drilling and service rig equipment. As of December 31, 2016, this segment operated 255 land drilling rigs, including 135 in Canada; 103 in the United States; 5 in Mexico; 4 in Saudi Arabia; 5 in Kuwait; 2 in the Kurdistan region of Iraq; and 1 in the country of Georgia. The Completion and Production Services segment offers completion and workover services, and ancillary services to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. It provides service rigs for well completion, workover, abandonment, maintenance, and re-entry preparation services; snubbing units for pressure control services; camp and catering services; and water system services. This segment also engages in the rental of oilfield surface equipment, and wellsite accommodations. This segment operated 196 well completion and workover service rigs, and 11 snubbing units in Canada and the United States; approximately 2,200 oilfield rental items, including surface storage, small-flow wastewater treatment, and power generation and solids control equipment; and 132 wellsite accommodation units in Canada. It also had 43 drilling camps and 4 base camps in Canada; and 10 large-flow wastewater treatment units, 24 pump houses, and 8 potable water production units in Canada. Precision Drilling Corporation was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

About Petroteq Energy

Petroteq Energy Inc. engages in the oil extraction and processing operations. The company is involved in the tar sands mining and oil processing activities using a closed-loop solvent based extraction system that recovers bitumen from surface mining. It holds interests in the TMC Mineral lease on the Asphalt Ridge property located in Uintah County, Utah. The company was formerly known as MCW Energy Group Limited and changed its name to Petroteq Energy Inc. in May 2017. Petroteq Energy Inc. is based in Studio City, California.

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