Geospace Technologies (NASDAQ: OYOG) and Frank’s International N.V. (NYSE:FI) are both energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.
This table compares Geospace Technologies and Frank’s International N.V.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Frank’s International N.V.||-35.28%||-8.97%||-7.39%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
29.5% of Frank’s International N.V. shares are held by institutional investors. 77.9% of Frank’s International N.V. shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Frank’s International N.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Geospace Technologies does not pay a dividend. Frank’s International N.V. pays out -40.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Geospace Technologies and Frank’s International N.V.’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Frank’s International N.V.||$441.49 million||3.33||-$18.12 million||($0.75)||-8.79|
Geospace Technologies has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Frank’s International N.V..
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Geospace Technologies and Frank’s International N.V., as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Frank’s International N.V.||3||11||0||0||1.79|
Frank’s International N.V. has a consensus price target of $9.59, suggesting a potential upside of 45.54%. Given Frank’s International N.V.’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Frank’s International N.V. is more favorable than Geospace Technologies.
Frank’s International N.V. beats Geospace Technologies on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Geospace Technologies Company Profile
Geospace Technologies Corporation designs and manufactures instruments and equipment used by the oil and gas industry to acquire seismic data in order to locate, characterize and monitor hydrocarbon producing reservoirs. The Company also designs and manufactures non-seismic products, including industrial products, offshore cables and imaging equipment. The Company operates through two segments: Seismic and Non-Seismic. The Company’s Seismic product segments include traditional exploration products, wireless exploration products and reservoir products. Its seismic product lines consist of land and marine nodal data acquisition systems, permanent land and seabed reservoir monitoring products and services, geophones and geophone strings, hydrophones, leader wire, connectors, telemetry cables, marine streamer retrieval and steering devices and various other products. The Company’s Non-Seismic product segments include imaging and industrial products.
Frank’s International N.V. Company Profile
Frank’s International N.V. (FINV) is a provider of engineered tubular services, tubular fabrication and specialty well construction and well intervention solutions to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates through four business segments: International Services, U. S. Services, Tubular Sales and Blackhawk. As of December 31, 2016, the International Services segment provided tubular services in international offshore markets and in several onshore international regions in approximately 60 countries on six continents. The U.S. Services segment provides tubular services. The Blackhawk segment provides well construction and well intervention rental equipment, services and products, in addition to the cementing tool expertise, in the United States and Mexican Gulf of Mexico, onshore United States and other select international locations.
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