OMV Aktiengesellschaft (OTCMKTS:OMVKY) & John Wood Group (OTCMKTS:WDGJF) Financial Contrast

OMV Aktiengesellschaft (OTCMKTS:OMVKYGet Free Report) and John Wood Group (OTCMKTS:WDGJFGet Free Report) are both energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of OMV Aktiengesellschaft shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.3% of John Wood Group shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares OMV Aktiengesellschaft and John Wood Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
OMV Aktiengesellschaft N/A N/A N/A
John Wood Group N/A N/A N/A


OMV Aktiengesellschaft pays an annual dividend of $0.94 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. John Wood Group pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.1%. OMV Aktiengesellschaft pays out 52.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. John Wood Group pays out 29.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. John Wood Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for OMV Aktiengesellschaft and John Wood Group, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OMV Aktiengesellschaft 4 0 1 0 1.40
John Wood Group 0 5 2 0 2.29

John Wood Group has a consensus price target of $189.25, indicating a potential upside of 9,410.05%. Given John Wood Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe John Wood Group is more favorable than OMV Aktiengesellschaft.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares OMV Aktiengesellschaft and John Wood Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
OMV Aktiengesellschaft N/A N/A N/A $1.80 26.91
John Wood Group N/A N/A N/A $0.75 2.67

John Wood Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than OMV Aktiengesellschaft, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


John Wood Group beats OMV Aktiengesellschaft on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About OMV Aktiengesellschaft

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OMV AG engages in the production, processing, and supply of oil & gas, and the provision of chemical solutions. It operates through the following segments: Exploration & Production, Refining & Marketing, and Chemicals & Materials. The Exploration and Production segment includes oil and gas processing and development which focuses on the regions of Central and Eastern Europe, North Sea, Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. The Refining and Marketing segment refines and markets crude, petrochemicals, and other feedstock. The Chemicals and Materials segment involves the sale of polyethylene. The company was founded on July 3, 1956 and is headquartered in Vienna, Austria.

About John Wood Group

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John Wood Group PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides consulting, project management, and engineering solutions to energy and built environment worldwide. It operates through Projects, Operations, Consulting, and Investment Services segments. The Projects segment provides engineering design and project management services across energy and materials markets including oil and gas, chemicals, mining, minerals, and life sciences. The Operations segment offers decarbonisation, maintenance, modifications, brownfield engineering, asset management, and decommissioning services. The Consulting segment provides technical consulting, digital consulting, and energy asset and technology solutions. The Investment Services segment engages in industrial power and heavy civil engineering activities. John Wood Group PLC was incorporated in 1961 and is headquartered in Aberdeen, the United Kingdom.

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