Head-To-Head Survey: Parker Drilling (PKD) vs. Oasis Midstream Partners (OMP)

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Parker Drilling (NYSE: OMP) and Oasis Midstream Partners (NYSE:OMP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Parker Drilling and Oasis Midstream Partners’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Parker Drilling $442.52 million 0.07 -$118.70 million ($12.59) -0.25
Oasis Midstream Partners $182.22 million 3.60 $49.21 million $0.43 55.35

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Parker Drilling and Oasis Midstream Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Parker Drilling 0 0 0 0 N/A
Oasis Midstream Partners 0 2 9 0 2.82

Oasis Midstream Partners has a consensus price target of $22.67, indicating a potential downside of 4.76%. Given Oasis Midstream Partners’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Oasis Midstream Partners is more favorable than Parker Drilling.


This table compares Parker Drilling and Oasis Midstream Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Parker Drilling -21.75% -33.04% -9.39%
Oasis Midstream Partners 14.65% 6.16% 4.85%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

24.4% of Oasis Midstream Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of Parker Drilling shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Oasis Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. Parker Drilling does not pay a dividend. Oasis Midstream Partners pays out 381.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.


Oasis Midstream Partners beats Parker Drilling on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Parker Drilling

Parker Drilling Company provides contract drilling and drilling-related services, and rental tools and services to the energy industry. It operates through two business lines, Drilling Services and Rental Tools Services. The Drilling Services business line drills oil, natural gas, and geothermal wells with company-owned rigs and customer-owned rigs; and operates barge rigs for drilling oil and natural gas in the shallow waters in and along the inland waterways and coasts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Texas. This business line also provides project related services, such as engineering, procurement, project management, and commissioning of customer-owned drilling facility projects; drill wells and manages the logistical and technological challenges of operating in remote, harsh, and ecologically sensitive areas. The Rental Tools Services business line offers rental equipment, such as standard and heavy-weight drill pipes, tubing, drill collars, and others; pressure control equipment, including blow-out preventers; well construction services, such as tubular running services and downhole tools; well intervention services comprising whipstock, fishing products, and related services; and inspection and machine shop support services for exploration and production companies, drilling contractors, and service companies on land and offshore. The company serves independent and national oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, and integrated service providers in the United States, Russia and other Commonwealth of Independent States countries, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and other countries. Parker Drilling Company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

About Oasis Midstream Partners

Oasis Midstream Partners LP provides crude oil, natural gas, and water-related midstream services in North America. It is involved in various activities, including natural gas gathering, compression, processing, and gas lift supply; crude oil gathering, stabilization, blending, and storage; gathering, transportation, gathering and disposal of produced and flow back water; freshwater distribution; and supply and distribution of fracwater and flushwater. OMP GP LLC serves as the general partner of the company. Oasis Midstream Partners LP was founded in 2013 and is based in Houston, Texas. The company is a subsidiary of OMS Holdings LLC.

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