Liberty Oilfield Services (NYSE: LBRT) and CGG (NYSE:CGG) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Liberty Oilfield Services and CGG’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Liberty Oilfield Services||$1.49 billion||1.41||$168.50 million||$0.88||20.19|
|CGG||$1.32 billion||0.03||-$514.90 million||N/A||N/A|
This table compares Liberty Oilfield Services and CGG’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Liberty Oilfield Services||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of current ratings for Liberty Oilfield Services and CGG, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Liberty Oilfield Services||0||1||8||0||2.89|
Liberty Oilfield Services presently has a consensus target price of $29.29, suggesting a potential upside of 64.80%. Given Liberty Oilfield Services’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Liberty Oilfield Services is more favorable than CGG.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.3% of CGG shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
CGG pays an annual dividend of $1.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 68.4%. Liberty Oilfield Services does not pay a dividend.
Liberty Oilfield Services beats CGG on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Liberty Oilfield Services Company Profile
Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. provides hydraulic fracturing services to onshore oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in North America. It has 19 active fleets. The company provides its services primarily in the Permian Basin, the Eagle Ford Shale, the Denver-Julesburg Basin, the Williston Basin, and the Powder River Basin. Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
CGG Company Profile
CGG SA (CGG) is a manufacturer of geophysical equipment. The Company provides marine, land and airborne data acquisition services, as well as a range of other geoscience services, including data imaging, geoscience and petroleum engineering consulting services, and collecting, developing and licensing geological data. Its segments include Contractual Data Acquisition; Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR); Equipment, and Non-Operated Resources. The Contractual Data Acquisition includes marine, and land and multi-physics. Its GGR segment includes the Multi-client business line and the Subsurface Imaging and Reservoir business lines (processing and imaging of geophysical data, reservoir characterization, geophysical consulting and software services, geological data library and data management solutions). The Equipment segment consists of its manufacturing and sales activities for seismic equipment. It operates through Saturno, a multi-client survey over Santos Basin Offshore Brazil.
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