Basic Energy Services (NYSE: BAS) and FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Basic Energy Services -62.32% -153.34% -24.57%
FMC Technologies N/A 5.80% 2.63%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Basic Energy Services and FMC Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Basic Energy Services 0 8 3 0 2.27
FMC Technologies 1 7 11 0 2.53

Basic Energy Services presently has a consensus price target of $20.13, suggesting a potential downside of 28.23%. FMC Technologies has a consensus price target of $34.05, suggesting a potential upside of 19.82%. Given FMC Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe FMC Technologies is more favorable than Basic Energy Services.

Volatility & Risk

Basic Energy Services has a beta of 2.76, meaning that its share price is 176% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FMC Technologies has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Basic Energy Services and FMC Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Basic Energy Services $599.16 million 1.22 -$48.44 million N/A N/A
FMC Technologies $9.87 billion 1.34 $1.11 billion N/A N/A

FMC Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Basic Energy Services.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.4% of Basic Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.2% of FMC Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 11.1% of Basic Energy Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of FMC Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

FMC Technologies beats Basic Energy Services on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Basic Energy Services

Basic Energy Services, Inc. provides a range of well site services in the United States to oil and natural gas drilling and producing companies, including completion and remedial services, fluid services, well servicing and contract drilling. The Company operates through the segment, which include Completion and Remedial Services, Fluid Services, Well Servicing and Contract Drilling. The Company’s operations are managed regionally and are concentrated in the United States onshore oil and natural gas producing regions located in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado, Utah, Montana, West Virginia, California, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Its operations are focused on liquids-rich basins, as well as natural gas-focused shale plays characterized by prolific reserves. It has a presence in the Permian Basin and the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Haynesville and Marcellus shales.

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.

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