Analyzing Carbo Ceramics (CRR) & Frank’s International (FI)
Carbo Ceramics (NYSE: CRR) and Frank’s International (NYSE:FI) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.
This table compares Carbo Ceramics and Frank’s International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
72.4% of Carbo Ceramics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.3% of Frank’s International shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.2% of Carbo Ceramics shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 77.9% of Frank’s International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Risk and Volatility
Carbo Ceramics has a beta of 1.91, meaning that its share price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Frank’s International has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Frank’s International pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. Carbo Ceramics does not pay a dividend. Frank’s International pays out -56.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Carbo Ceramics and Frank’s International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Carbo Ceramics currently has a consensus target price of $11.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.19%. Frank’s International has a consensus target price of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 26.58%. Given Frank’s International’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Frank’s International is more favorable than Carbo Ceramics.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Carbo Ceramics and Frank’s International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Carbo Ceramics||$103.05 million||2.81||-$80.12 million||($9.41)||-1.13|
|Frank’s International||$487.53 million||2.89||-$135.33 million||($0.53)||-11.92|
Carbo Ceramics has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Frank’s International. Frank’s International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Carbo Ceramics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Frank’s International beats Carbo Ceramics on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Carbo Ceramics
CARBO Ceramics Inc. is a technology company that provides products and services to the global oil and gas and industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: Oilfield Technologies and Services, and Environmental Products and Services. The Company’s oilfield technologies and services segment includes the manufacturing and selling of proppant products for use primarily in the hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas wells, Fracpro software for the design of fracture treatments, and StrataGen consulting services for the optimizing of well completions. The Company’s environmental products and services segment is intended to protect operators’ assets, minimize environmental risks, and lower lease operating expense (LOE). The Company, through Asset Guard Products Inc. (AGPI), provides spill prevention, containment and countermeasure systems for the oil and gas industry. The Company manufactures various ceramic proppants.
About Frank’s International
Frank’s International N.V. (FINV) is a provider of engineered tubular services, tubular fabrication and specialty well construction and well intervention solutions to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates through four business segments: International Services, U. S. Services, Tubular Sales and Blackhawk. As of December 31, 2016, the International Services segment provided tubular services in international offshore markets and in several onshore international regions in approximately 60 countries on six continents. The U.S. Services segment provides tubular services. The Blackhawk segment provides well construction and well intervention rental equipment, services and products, in addition to the cementing tool expertise, in the United States and Mexican Gulf of Mexico, onshore United States and other select international locations.
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