Flotek Industries (NYSE:FTK) and HighCom Global Security (OTCMKTS:HCGS) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

75.3% of Flotek Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 4.9% of Flotek Industries shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of HighCom Global Security shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Flotek Industries and HighCom Global Security’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Flotek Industries $317.10 million 0.23 -$27.39 million ($0.07) -18.57
HighCom Global Security $6.22 million 0.79 -$2.11 million N/A N/A

HighCom Global Security has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Flotek Industries.

Volatility & Risk

Flotek Industries has a beta of 1.54, indicating that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HighCom Global Security has a beta of 1.85, indicating that its stock price is 85% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Flotek Industries and HighCom Global Security’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Flotek Industries -33.22% -9.56% -7.07%
HighCom Global Security -26.57% -24.48% -22.26%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Flotek Industries and HighCom Global Security, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Flotek Industries 0 1 0 0 2.00
HighCom Global Security 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

HighCom Global Security beats Flotek Industries on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Flotek Industries Company Profile

Flotek Industries, Inc. develops and supplies chemistry and services to the oil and gas industries in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Energy Chemistry Technologies; and Consumer and Industrial Chemistry Technologies. The Energy Chemistry Technologies segment is involved in the design, development, manufacture, packaging, and marketing of chemistries under the Complex nano-Fluid brand name for use in oil and gas well drilling, cementing, completion, stimulation, and production activities, as well as for use in enhanced and improved oil recovery markets. This segment also constructs and manages automated material handling facilities; and manages loading facilities and blending operations for oilfield service companies. The Consumer and Industrial Chemistry Technologies segment designs, develops, and manufactures citrus oils for food and beverage companies, fragrance companies, and companies providing household and industrial cleaning products. It serves oil and natural gas, oilfield service, pressure pumping service, international supply chain management, and cosmetic companies. Flotek Industries, Inc. is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

HighCom Global Security Company Profile

HighCom Global Security, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes security products and personal protective gears in the United States and internationally. It offers body armors, striker ballistic helmets, guardian hard armor plates, trooper soft armor vests, ballistic shields and plates, civilian armor system ballistic panels, and stingray ballistic blankets. The company also provides BlastWrap, a technology component to mitigate blast effects and suppresses post-blast fires. Its customers include independent distributors, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, other federal government agencies, local police department, foreign entities, the United Nations, and law enforcement and corrections bodies. The company was formerly known as BlastGard International, Inc. and changed its name to HighCom Global Security, Inc. in June 2017. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Columbus, Ohio. HighCom Global Security, Inc. is a subsidiary of 2538093 Ontario Inc.

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