Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CELP) and CGG SA (NYSE:CGV) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitabiliy, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. and CGG SA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. -0.43% 5.84% 0.64%
CGG SA -59.09% -55.25% -12.45%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.7% of Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. shares are held by institutional investors. 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. and CGG SA, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. 0 3 0 0 2.00
CGG SA 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. presently has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 11.89%. Given Cypress Energy Partners, L.P.’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. is more favorable than CGG SA.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. and CGG SA’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. $289.25 million 0.29 $14.26 million ($0.20) -35.75
CGG SA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. has higher revenue and earnings than CGG SA.

Dividends

Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.7%. CGG SA does not pay a dividend. Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. pays out -420.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. beats CGG SA on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. Company Profile

Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. is a limited partnership company, which serves energy companies throughout North America. The Company provides independent pipeline inspection and integrity services to producers and pipeline companies and water and environmental services with salt water disposal (SWD) facilities to the United States onshore oil and natural gas producers and trucking companies. It operates through three segments: Pipeline Inspection Services (PIS), which provides independent inspection services to various energy, public utility and pipeline companies in both the United States and Canada; Integrity Services (IS), which provides hydrostatic testing services to natural gas and petroleum companies and pipeline construction companies of newly constructed and existing natural gas and petroleum pipelines, and Water and Environmental Services (W&ES), which provides SWD services to oil and natural gas producers and trucking companies.

CGG SA Company Profile

CGG SA (CGG) is a manufacturer of geophysical equipment. The Company provides marine, land and airborne data acquisition services, as well as a range of other geoscience services, including data imaging, geoscience and petroleum engineering consulting services, and collecting, developing and licensing geological data. Its segments include Contractual Data Acquisition; Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR); Equipment, and Non-Operated Resources. The Contractual Data Acquisition includes marine, and land and multi-physics. Its GGR segment includes the Multi-client business line and the Subsurface Imaging and Reservoir business lines (processing and imaging of geophysical data, reservoir characterization, geophysical consulting and software services, geological data library and data management solutions). The Equipment segment consists of its manufacturing and sales activities for seismic equipment. It operates through Saturno, a multi-client survey over Santos Basin Offshore Brazil.

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