Dawson Geophysical Company provides onshore seismic data acquisition services in the United States and Canada.
Flawless balance sheet and overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Dawson Geophysical's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: DWSN's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Energy Services
1 Year Return
US Energy Services
Return vs Industry: DWSN underperformed the US Energy Services industry which returned -39.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: DWSN underperformed the US Market which returned 10.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Dawson Geophysical's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Dawson Geophysical undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate DWSN's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate DWSN's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: DWSN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Energy Services industry average.
PE vs Market: DWSN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate DWSN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: DWSN is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.4x) compared to the US Energy Services industry average (0.6x).
How is Dawson Geophysical forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Energy industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Dawson Geophysical has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has Dawson Geophysical performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: DWSN is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: DWSN is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: DWSN is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 0.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare DWSN's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: DWSN is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Energy Services industry (-30%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: DWSN has a negative Return on Equity (-19.52%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Dawson Geophysical's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: DWSN's short term assets ($73.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($25.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: DWSN's short term assets ($73.5M) exceed its long term liabilities ($6.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: DWSN's debt to equity ratio (0.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: DWSN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 4.9% to 0.1% over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: DWSN has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: DWSN's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 592.5x debt).
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: DWSN has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: DWSN has sufficient cash runway for 1.3 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -27.2% each year.
What is Dawson Geophysical's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate DWSN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate DWSN's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if DWSN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if DWSN's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: DWSN is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of DWSN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Stephen Jumper (58yo)
Mr. Stephen C. Jumper is a geophysicist, joined Legacy Dawson in 1985, was elected Vice President in September 1997, and President, Chief Operating Officer and Director in January 2001. Mr. Jumper serves ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Stephen's total compensation ($USD875.68K) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD524.26K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Stephen's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Chairman of the Board||5yrs||US$875.68k||1.01% $484.8k|
|CFO, Executive VP||5yrs||US$495.21k||0.30% $144.9k|
|Executive VP & COO||5yrs||US$567.28k||0.54% $257.6k|
|CTO & Executive VP||5yrs||US$394.75k||0.31% $147.5k|
|Vice President & General Counsel||1.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Geophysicist||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: DWSN's management team is seasoned and experienced (5 years average tenure).
|Chairman of the Board||5yrs||US$875.68k||1.01% $484.8k|
|Independent Director||1.8yrs||US$56.00k||0.15% $69.7k|
|Independent Director||40.1yrs||US$90.00k||3.72% $1.8m|
|Independent Director||5yrs||US$97.00k||0.27% $127.9k|
|Independent Director||5yrs||US$87.00k||0.36% $173.8k|
|Independent Director||5yrs||US$99.00k||0.34% $163.6k|
|Lead Director||0yrs||US$80.00k||0.38% $179.7k|
Experienced Board: DWSN's board of directors are considered experienced (5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Dawson Geophysical Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Dawson Geophysical Company
- Ticker: DWSN
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1952
- Industry: Oil and Gas Equipment and Services
- Sector: Energy
- Market Cap: US$47.910m
- Shares outstanding: 23.26m
- Website: https://www.dawson3d.com
Number of Employees
- Dawson Geophysical Company
- 508 West Wall
- Suite 800
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|DWSN||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Apr 1981|
Dawson Geophysical Company provides onshore seismic data acquisition services in the United States and Canada. The company acquires and processes 2-D, 3-D, and multi-component seismic data for its clients, including oil and gas companies, and independent oil and gas operators, as well as providers of multi-client data libraries. Its seismic crews supply seismic data primarily to companies engaged in the exploration and development of oil and natural gas on land and in land-to-water transition areas. The company also serves the potash mining industry. Dawson Geophysical Company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas with three additional offices in Denison, Houston, and Plano, Texas, as well as in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Denver, Colorado.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/27 01:15|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/26 00:00|
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