Antero Midstream GP (NASDAQ: AMGP) and Forum Energy Technologies (NYSE:FET) are both energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Antero Midstream GP and Forum Energy Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Antero Midstream GP $39.24 million 89.86 N/A N/A N/A
Forum Energy Technologies $657.68 million 1.79 -$22.64 million ($1.31) -9.31

Antero Midstream GP has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Forum Energy Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares Antero Midstream GP and Forum Energy Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Antero Midstream GP N/A -106.21% -57.58%
Forum Energy Technologies -18.89% -4.55% -3.03%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Antero Midstream GP and Forum Energy Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Antero Midstream GP 0 4 10 1 2.80
Forum Energy Technologies 0 10 6 0 2.38

Antero Midstream GP presently has a consensus target price of $26.80, indicating a potential upside of 41.50%. Forum Energy Technologies has a consensus target price of $20.40, indicating a potential upside of 67.21%. Given Forum Energy Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Forum Energy Technologies is more favorable than Antero Midstream GP.

Summary

Antero Midstream GP beats Forum Energy Technologies on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Antero Midstream GP Company Profile

Antero Midstream GP LP, formerly Antero Resources Midstream Management LLC, owns, operates and develops midstream energy infrastructure. The Company’s segments include gathering and processing and water handling and treatment. The gathering and processing segment consist of long-term, fee-based activities including low-pressure gathering, compression, high-pressure gathering, processing, fractionation, and condensate gathering. The Company’s water handling and treatment segment consists of long-term fee based activities including fresh water delivery used in completion activity, and water handling services. The Company’s assets are located both in the southwestern core of the Marcellus Shale in northwest West Virginia and in the core of the Utica Shale in southern Ohio.

Forum Energy Technologies Company Profile

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. is an oilfield products company. The Company designs, manufactures and distributes products, and engages in aftermarket services, parts supply and related services. The Company operates through three segments: Drilling & Subsea, Completions, and Production & Infrastructure. The Drilling & Subsea segment designs and manufactures products, and provides related services to the drilling and subsea construction markets. The Completions segment designs, manufactures and supplies products, and provide related services to the well construction, completion, stimulation and intervention markets. The Production & Infrastructure segment designs, manufactures and supplies products, and provides related equipment and services to production and infrastructure markets. Its product offering includes a mix of engineered capital products and replaced items that are used in the exploration, development, production and transportation of oil and natural gas.

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