Critical Survey: Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) (GZPFY) & Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII)

Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) (OTCMKTS:GZPFY) and Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) and Oceaneering International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) $37.35 billion 0.70 $5.65 billion $5.99 4.58
Oceaneering International $1.91 billion 0.99 -$212.33 million ($0.71) -26.97

Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) has higher revenue and earnings than Oceaneering International. Oceaneering International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR), indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) has a beta of 0.82, meaning that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oceaneering International has a beta of 2.09, meaning that its stock price is 109% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) pays an annual dividend of $2.79 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.2%. Oceaneering International does not pay a dividend. Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) pays out 46.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) and Oceaneering International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) 15.10% 19.71% 11.64%
Oceaneering International -9.46% -3.64% -1.84%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) and Oceaneering International, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) 0 0 0 0 N/A
Oceaneering International 1 9 4 0 2.21

Oceaneering International has a consensus price target of $20.75, indicating a potential upside of 8.36%. Given Oceaneering International’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Oceaneering International is more favorable than Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR).


Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) beats Oceaneering International on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Gazprom Neft’ PAO (GDR) Company Profile

PJSC Gazprom Neft, an integrated oil company, engages in the exploration, development, production, and sale of crude oil and gas in Russia, the CIS countries, and internationally. The company also involved in the production, distribution, and marketing of refined petroleum products. It holds interests in 90 resource licenses in the oil-producing regions of Russia; and production projects in Angola, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Romania, Serbia, Iraq, and Venezuela. As of December 31, 2017, the company had total proved reserves of 6,439 million barrels of oil equivalent. It also produces and sells motor and jet fuels, lubricants, bitumen products, and petrochemical products, as well as provides bunkering services to various industries and sectors. The company sells its fuels through 1,838 filling stations. PJSC Gazprom Neft was founded in 1995 and is based in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Oceaneering International Company Profile

Oceaneering International, Inc. provides engineered services and products to the offshore oil and gas industry, as well as to defense, aerospace, and commercial theme park industries worldwide. The company's Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) segment offers submersible vehicles for drill support, vessel-based inspection, maintenance and repair, installation and construction support, pipeline inspection and surveys, and subsea production facility operation and maintenance services. As of December 31, 2018, this segment owned 275 work-class ROVs. The company's Subsea Products segment constructs various specialty subsea hardware products, including subsea umbilicals utilizing steel tubes, thermoplastic hoses, and termination assemblies; tooling, ROV tooling, and subsea work packages; production control equipment; installation and workover control systems; clamp connectors; pipeline connector and repair systems; subsea and topside control valves; and subsea chemical injection valves, as well as offers riserless light well intervention services. Its Subsea Projects segment performs subsea oilfield hardware installation and inspection, maintenance, and repair services; serves shallow water projects; and performs subsea intervention and hardware installation services, such as subsea well tie-backs, pipeline/flow line tie-ins and repairs, pipeline crossing, and umbilical and other subsea equipment installations, and subsea intervention services. The company's Asset Integrity segment offers asset integrity services for the safety of customers' facilities onshore and offshore; third-party inspections to customers in the oil and gas, petrochemical, and power generation industries; and first-pass integrity evaluation and assessment, and nondestructive testing services. Its Advanced Technologies segment provides project management, engineering services, and equipment for applications in non-energy industries. The company was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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