Forbes Energy Services (NASDAQ: FES) and Glori Energy Inc Com (NASDAQ:GLRI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Forbes Energy Services and Glori Energy Inc Com, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Forbes Energy Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Glori Energy Inc Com 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Forbes Energy Services and Glori Energy Inc Com’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Forbes Energy Services N/A N/A N/A ($4.36) -0.02
Glori Energy Inc Com $5.11 million 0.13 -$8.30 million ($1.10) -0.02

Forbes Energy Services has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Glori Energy Inc Com. Forbes Energy Services 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

32.0% of Forbes Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.4% of Glori Energy Inc Com shares are held by institutional investors. 20.7% of Forbes Energy Services shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 46.2% of Glori Energy Inc Com shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Forbes Energy Services and Glori Energy Inc Com’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Forbes Energy Services -81.29% N/A -28.29%
Glori Energy Inc Com -561.30% -110.64% -45.45%

Risk and Volatility

Forbes Energy Services has a beta of 2.16, indicating that its share price is 116% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Glori Energy Inc Com has a beta of 4.6, indicating that its share price is 360% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Forbes Energy Services Company Profile

Forbes Energy Services Ltd. (FES Ltd.) is a holding company. The Company is an independent oilfield services contractor that provides a range of well site services to oil and natural gas drilling and producing companies to develop the production of oil and natural gas. The Company’s segments are Well Servicing and Fluid Logistics. Its services include fluid disposal and well maintenance. The Company’s Well Servicing segment provides an offering of well services to oil and natural gas companies, including completions of drilled oil and natural gas wells, wellbore maintenance, workovers and recompletions, tubing testing, and plugging and abandonment services. Its Fluid Logistics segment provides a range of oilfield fluid sales, transportation, storage and disposal services that are required on workover, drilling and completion projects, and are used in daily operation of producing wells by oil and natural gas producers. It operates approximately six coiled tubing spreads.

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