Basic Energy Services (NYSE: BAS) and Glori Energy (OTCMKTS:GLRI) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Basic Energy Services and Glori Energy’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Basic Energy Services $547.50 million 0.98 -$123.37 million ($2.94) -7.04
Glori Energy $9.00 million 0.04 -$36.25 million N/A N/A

Glori Energy has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Basic Energy Services.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Basic Energy Services and Glori Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Basic Energy Services 0 5 4 0 2.44
Glori Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Basic Energy Services presently has a consensus price target of $27.90, indicating a potential upside of 34.78%. Given Basic Energy Services’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Basic Energy Services is more favorable than Glori Energy.

Profitability

This table compares Basic Energy Services and Glori Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Basic Energy Services -29.23% -24.91% -11.82%
Glori Energy N/A N/A N/A

Basic Energy Services Company Profile

Basic Energy Services, Inc. provides a range of well site services in the United States to oil and natural gas drilling and producing companies, including completion and remedial services, fluid services, well servicing and contract drilling. The Company operates through the segment, which include Completion and Remedial Services, Fluid Services, Well Servicing and Contract Drilling. The Company’s operations are managed regionally and are concentrated in the United States onshore oil and natural gas producing regions located in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado, Utah, Montana, West Virginia, California, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Its operations are focused on liquids-rich basins, as well as natural gas-focused shale plays characterized by prolific reserves. It has a presence in the Permian Basin and the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Haynesville and Marcellus shales.

Glori Energy Company Profile

Glori Energy Inc., an energy technology and oil production company, provides services to third party exploration and production companies in North America and Brazil. It operates through Oil and Gas, and AERO Services segments. The Oil and Gas segment produces and develops oil and natural gas interests. The AERO Services segment offers biotechnology solutions of enhanced oil recovery through a two-step process, including analysis phase, reservoir screening process that obtains field samples and evaluates potential of AERO system; and field deployment phase that deploys skid mounted injection equipment. Glori Energy Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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