C&J Energy Services (CJES) and Weatherford International PLC (WFT) Financial Review

C&J Energy Services (NYSE: CJES) and Weatherford International PLC (NYSE:WFT) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares C&J Energy Services and Weatherford International PLC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
C&J Energy Services N/A N/A N/A
Weatherford International PLC -53.49% -65.33% -10.11%

Risk & Volatility

C&J Energy Services has a beta of 2.79, indicating that its share price is 179% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Weatherford International PLC has a beta of 2.45, indicating that its share price is 145% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for C&J Energy Services and Weatherford International PLC, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
C&J Energy Services 0 1 1 0 2.50
Weatherford International PLC 1 6 18 0 2.68

Weatherford International PLC has a consensus price target of $6.15, suggesting a potential upside of 91.64%. Given Weatherford International PLC’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Weatherford International PLC is more favorable than C&J Energy Services.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares C&J Energy Services and Weatherford International PLC’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
C&J Energy Services N/A N/A N/A ($10.85) -0.03
Weatherford International PLC $5.51 billion 0.58 -$256.00 million ($3.19) -1.01

C&J Energy Services has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Weatherford International PLC. Weatherford International PLC is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than C&J Energy Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Weatherford International PLC beats C&J Energy Services on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About C&J Energy Services

C&J Energy Services, Inc. is a completion and production services company, which provides well construction, well completions and well services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates through three segments: Completion Services, Well Support Services and Other Services. The Company also manufactures, repairs and refurbishes equipment used in the oilfield services industry. It operates in various North American onshore basins. Its Completion Services segment includes the hydraulic fracturing services, cased-hole wireline services, coiled tubing services and other well stimulation services. Its Well Support Services segment includes services, including rig services, fluid management services and other special well site services. Other services segment includes directional drilling services, equipment manufacturing and repair, specialty chemicals sales, research and technology, and the Middle East operations, as well as cementing services.

About Weatherford International PLC

Weatherford International Ltd. (Weatherford) is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 860 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people.

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