Cameron International (CAM) versus Flotek Industries (NYSE:FTK) Critical Contrast

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cameron International 7.17% 11.16% 5.17%
Flotek Industries -10.41% -1.64% -1.25%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Cameron International and Flotek Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

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

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cameron International N/A N/A N/A $0.36 183.36
Flotek Industries $262.83 million 1.20 -$49.13 million ($0.56) -9.93

Cameron International has higher earnings, but lower revenue 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.2% of Flotek Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 5.5% of Flotek Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Cameron International has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Flotek Industries has a beta of 1.7, suggesting that its stock price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Cameron International Company Profile

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.

Flotek Industries Company Profile

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.

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