Flotek Industries (NYSE: FTK) and Cameron International (NYSE:CAM) are both energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Flotek Industries and Cameron International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Flotek Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00
Cameron International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility and Risk

Flotek Industries has a beta of 1.69, meaning that its share price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cameron International has a beta of 0.68, meaning that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Flotek Industries and Cameron International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Flotek Industries -4.31% -4.99% -3.87%
Cameron International 7.17% 11.16% 5.17%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

84.9% of Flotek Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.5% of Flotek Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Flotek Industries and Cameron International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Flotek Industries $262.83 million 1.27 -$49.13 million ($0.02) -294.00
Cameron International N/A N/A N/A $0.36 183.36

Cameron International has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Flotek Industries. Flotek Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cameron International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

About Flotek Industries

Flotek Industries, Inc. is a technology-driven company. The Company develops and supplies chemistry and services to the oil and gas industries, and compounds to companies that make cleaning products, cosmetics, food and beverages, and other products that are sold in consumer and industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: Energy Chemistry Technologies (ECT), and Consumer and Industrial Chemistry Technologies (CICT). The ECT segment designs, develops, manufactures, packages and markets chemistries for use in oil and gas well drilling, cementing, completion and stimulation activities. Its ECT segment’s services include Reservoir Characterization, Polymer Conformance and Logistics Management. The CICT segment sources citrus oil domestically and internationally, and processor of citrus oils in the world. The CICT segment designs, develops and manufactures products that are sold to companies in the flavor and fragrance industries and specialty chemical industry.

About Cameron International

Cameron International Corporation (Cameron), incorporated on November 10, 1994, provides flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. The Company operates through four business segments: Subsea, Surface, Drilling and Valves & Measurement (V&M). The Subsea segment delivers integrated solutions, products, systems and services to the subsea oil and gas market, including integrated subsea production systems. Cameron’s Surface segment designs and manufactures wellhead and Christmas tree systemsfor onshore and offshore topside applications – from conventional to high-pressure, high temperature systems, to specialized systems for dry completions and heavy oil. The Drilling segment is a global supplier of integrated drilling systems. The V&M segment’s businesses provide valves and measurement systems. Its businesses serve portions of the upstream, midstream and downstream markets.

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