Cameron International (NYSE: CAM) and Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) are both energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Cameron International and Halliburton, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cameron International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Halliburton 0 2 28 0 2.93

Halliburton has a consensus target price of $58.19, suggesting a potential upside of 31.51%. Given Halliburton’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Halliburton is more favorable than Cameron International.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.5% of Halliburton shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Halliburton shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Halliburton pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Cameron International does not pay a dividend. Halliburton pays out -423.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Cameron International and Halliburton’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cameron International 7.17% 11.16% 5.17%
Halliburton -0.86% 2.97% 1.06%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cameron International and Halliburton’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cameron International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Halliburton $17.09 billion 2.26 $2.51 billion ($0.17) -260.28

Halliburton has higher revenue and earnings than Cameron International.

Summary

Halliburton beats Cameron International on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cameron International

Cameron International Corporation (Cameron), incorporated on November 10, 1994, provides flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. The Company operates through four business segments: Subsea, Surface, Drilling and Valves & Measurement (V&M). The Subsea segment delivers integrated solutions, products, systems and services to the subsea oil and gas market, including integrated subsea production systems. Cameron’s Surface segment designs and manufactures wellhead and Christmas tree systemsfor onshore and offshore topside applications – from conventional to high-pressure, high temperature systems, to specialized systems for dry completions and heavy oil. The Drilling segment is a global supplier of integrated drilling systems. The V&M segment’s businesses provide valves and measurement systems. Its businesses serve portions of the upstream, midstream and downstream markets.

About Halliburton

Halliburton Company provides services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir, from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the field. It operates through two segments: the Completion and Production segment, and the Drilling and Evaluation segment. The Completion and Production segment delivers cementing, stimulation, intervention, pressure control, specialty chemicals, artificial lift and completion services. The Drilling and Evaluation segment provides field and reservoir modeling, drilling, evaluation and wellbore placement solutions that enable customers to model, measure, drill and optimize their well construction activities. It serves national and independent oil and natural gas companies. As of December 31, 2016, it had conducted business in approximately 70 countries around the world.

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