Analyzing Weatherford International PLC (WFT) and Glori Energy Inc Com (NASDAQ:GLRI)

Weatherford International PLC (NYSE: WFT) and Glori Energy Inc Com (NASDAQ:GLRI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Weatherford International PLC and Glori Energy Inc Com’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Weatherford International PLC -53.49% -65.33% -10.11%
Glori Energy Inc Com -561.30% -110.64% -45.45%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Weatherford International PLC and Glori Energy Inc Com, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Weatherford International PLC 1 7 18 0 2.65
Glori Energy Inc Com 0 0 0 0 N/A

Weatherford International PLC currently has a consensus price target of $6.54, indicating a potential upside of 59.05%. Given Weatherford International PLC’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Weatherford International PLC is more favorable than Glori Energy Inc Com.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Weatherford International PLC and Glori Energy Inc Com’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Weatherford International PLC $5.51 billion 0.74 -$256.00 million ($3.19) -1.29
Glori Energy Inc Com $5.11 million 0.13 -$8.30 million ($1.10) -0.02

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

8.4% of Glori Energy Inc Com shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Weatherford International PLC shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 46.2% of Glori Energy Inc Com 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.

Volatility & Risk

Weatherford International PLC has a beta of 2.4, suggesting that its stock price is 140% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Glori Energy Inc Com has a beta of 4.6, suggesting that its stock price is 360% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Weatherford International PLC beats Glori Energy Inc Com on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Weatherford International PLC

Weatherford International Ltd. (Weatherford) is a provider of equipment and services used in the drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention of oil and natural gas wells. The Company operates four segments: North America, Latin America, Europe/West Africa/the former Soviet Union (FSU) and Middle East/North Africa/Asia. It operates in over 100 countries and have manufacturing facilities and sales, service and distribution locations in approximately all of the oil and natural gas producing regions in the world. The Company operates in ten service lines: artificial lift systems; stimulation and chemicals; drilling services; well construction; integrated drilling; completion systems; drilling tools; wireline and evaluation services; re-entry and fishing and pipeline and specialty services. Weatherford Switzerland conducts all of its operations through its subsidiaries, including Weatherford Bermuda and Weatherford International, Inc. (Weatherford Delaware).

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