FMC Technologies (NYSE: FTI) and C&J Energy Services (NYSE:CJES) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares FMC Technologies and C&J Energy Services’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FMC Technologies $11.94 billion 1.06 $1.37 billion N/A N/A
C&J Energy Services N/A N/A N/A ($10.85) -0.03

FMC Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than C&J Energy Services.

Profitability

This table compares FMC Technologies and C&J Energy Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FMC Technologies N/A 4.96% 2.26%
C&J Energy Services N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for FMC Technologies and C&J Energy Services, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FMC Technologies 1 5 10 0 2.56
C&J Energy Services 0 1 1 0 2.50

FMC Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $34.87, suggesting a potential upside of 28.85%. Given FMC Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe FMC Technologies is more favorable than C&J Energy Services.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.4% of FMC Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of FMC Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

FMC Technologies has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, C&J Energy Services has a beta of 2.79, suggesting that its stock price is 179% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

FMC Technologies beats C&J Energy Services on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About FMC Technologies

FMC Technologies, Inc. is a global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. The Company designs, manufactures and services a range of systems and products, including subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead production systems, high pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions and marine loading systems. Its segments include Subsea Technologies, Surface Technologies and Energy Infrastructure. The Subsea Technologies segment designs and manufactures products and systems, and provides services used by oil and gas companies involved in deepwater exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. The Surface Technologies segment designs and manufactures products and systems, and provides services used by oil and gas companies involved in land and offshore exploration, and production of crude oil and natural gas. The Energy Infrastructure segment’s products and services include Measurement Solutions, Loading Systems and Separation Systems.

About C&J Energy Services

C&J Energy Services, Inc. is a completion and production services company, which provides well construction, well completions and well services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates through three segments: Completion Services, Well Support Services and Other Services. The Company also manufactures, repairs and refurbishes equipment used in the oilfield services industry. It operates in various North American onshore basins. Its Completion Services segment includes the hydraulic fracturing services, cased-hole wireline services, coiled tubing services and other well stimulation services. Its Well Support Services segment includes services, including rig services, fluid management services and other special well site services. Other services segment includes directional drilling services, equipment manufacturing and repair, specialty chemicals sales, research and technology, and the Middle East operations, as well as cementing services.

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