Financial Contrast: Enquest (OTCMKTS:ENQUF) versus RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR (OTCMKTS:RANJY)

Enquest (OTCMKTS:ENQUF) and RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR (OTCMKTS:RANJY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

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Volatility and Risk

Enquest has a beta of 2.66, indicating that its share price is 166% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of RANDSTAD HLDG N/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.

Profitability

This table compares Enquest and RANDSTAD HLDG N/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
RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR 2.87% 18.93% 7.83%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Enquest and RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enquest 0 0 0 0 N/A
RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR 1 1 2 0 2.25

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Enquest and RANDSTAD HLDG N/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 N/A N/A N/A N/A
RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR $28.12 billion 0.39 $831.42 million $2.68 11.12

RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Enquest.

Summary

RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR beats Enquest on 6 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Enquest

EnQuest PLC operates as an oil and gas development and production company, explores for, extracts, and produces hydrocarbons in the United Kingdom, North Sea, and Malaysia. The company operates through two segments, North Sea and Malaysia. It primarily holds interests in the Thistle/Deveron, Heather/Broom, the Dons area, Magnus, the Greater Kittiwake Area, Scolty/Crathes, Alma/Galia, and Kraken. The company also has an interest in the non-operated Alba producing oil field, as well as the PM8/Seligi production sharing contract and the Tanjong Baram risk services contract in Malaysia. In addition, it holds 16 production licenses and 8 production hubs. As of December 31, 2018, the company had proved and probable reserves of 198 million barrels of oil equivalents. Further, it is involved in the construction, ownership, and operation of an oil pipeline; marketing and trading of crude oil; and leasing activities. EnQuest PLC was founded in 2010 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

About RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR

Randstad NV provides solutions in the field of work and human resources (HR) services. It offers temporary staffing and permanent placements. The company recruits supervisors, managers, professionals, interim specialists, and consultants for middle and senior leadership positions. It also offers on-site workforce management, as well as other HR services, such as recruitment process outsourcing, managed services programs, payroll services, outplacement, and job posting and resume services on digital platforms. The company serves clients primarily in the fast moving consumer goods, automotive, life sciences, contact centers, manufacturing, logistics, administrative, and professionals segments. It has operations in North America, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Iberia, other European countries, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Randstad Holding NV and changed its name to Randstad NV in April 2018. Randstad NV was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands.

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