Critical Contrast: Enquest (ENQUF) vs. KEPPEL Ltd/ADR (KPELY)

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Enquest (OTCMKTS: KPELY) and KEPPEL Ltd/ADR (OTCMKTS:KPELY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Enquest and KEPPEL Ltd/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enquest 0 0 0 0 N/A
KEPPEL Ltd/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Enquest and KEPPEL Ltd/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Enquest $798.12 million 0.59 N/A N/A N/A
KEPPEL Ltd/ADR $4.32 billion 1.98 $157.01 million N/A N/A

KEPPEL Ltd/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Enquest.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of KEPPEL Ltd/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

KEPPEL Ltd/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Enquest does not pay a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

Enquest has a beta of 4.44, suggesting that its stock price is 344% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KEPPEL Ltd/ADR has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Enquest and KEPPEL Ltd/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enquest N/A N/A N/A
KEPPEL Ltd/ADR 6.29% 8.25% 3.59%

Summary

KEPPEL Ltd/ADR beats Enquest on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Enquest

EnQuest PLC, an oil and gas development and production company, together with its subsidiaries, explores for, extracts, and produces hydrocarbons in the United Kingdom Continental Shelf and Malaysia. The company operates through North Sea and Malaysia segments. It primarily holds interests in the Thistle/Deveron, Heather/Broom, the Dons area, Magnus, the Greater Kittiwake Area, Scolty/Crathes, and Alma/Galia; and in the Kraken development, and a non-operated interest in the Alba producing oil field, as well as the PM8/Seligi production sharing contract and the Tanjong Baram risk services contract in Malaysia. The company also holds interests in 25 production licenses; and operates 23 licenses. As of December 31, 2017, it had proved and probable reserves of 210 million barrels of oil equivalents. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing; construction, ownership, and operation of an oil pipeline; and marketing and trading of crude oil. EnQuest PLC was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

About KEPPEL Ltd/ADR

Keppel Corporation Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the offshore and marine, property, and infrastructure businesses in Singapore, China, Brazil, other Far East and ASEAN countries, and internationally. It constructs, fabricates, and repairs offshore production facilities and drilling rigs, power barges, specialized vessels, and other offshore production facilities; researches and develops deepwater engineering works; engineers, constructs, and fabricates platforms for the oil and gas sector; undertakes shipyard works and other general business activities; and procures equipment and materials for the construction of offshore production facilities. The company is also involved in the trading and installation of hardware, industrial, marine, and building related products; provision of leasing services; sourcing, fabricating, and supply of steel components; ship repairing, shipbuilding, and conversion activities; marine contracting and ship owning business; painting, blasting, and process and sale of slag; property investment, management, and development activities; fund management; golf and hotel ownership and operation; development of marina lifestyle and residential properties; trading of construction materials; development of district heating and cooling systems; electricity generation and supply, and general wholesale trade businesses; purchase and sale of gaseous fuels; and trading of communication systems and accessories. In addition, it offers jacking systems, and heavy-lift equipment and related services; project management and procurement, towage, financial, real estate investment trust management, logistics and supply chain, warehousing and distribution, data center facilities management, travel agency, and metal fabrication services; housing services for marine workers; and technical consultancy for ship design and engineering works, as well as solid waste treatment solutions. The company was incorporated in 1968 and is based in Singapore.

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