Geospace Technologies (NASDAQ: OYOG) and Frank’s International N.V. (NYSE:FI) are both energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Geospace Technologies and Frank’s International N.V.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Geospace Technologies N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Frank’s International N.V. $444.78 million 4.24 -$33.97 million ($0.83) -10.20

Geospace Technologies has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Frank’s International N.V..

Insider & Institutional Ownership

30.2% of Frank’s International N.V. shares are owned by institutional investors. 77.9% of Frank’s International N.V. shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Frank’s International N.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Geospace Technologies does not pay a dividend. Frank’s International N.V. pays out -36.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Geospace Technologies and Frank’s International N.V., as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Geospace Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Frank’s International N.V. 4 9 0 0 1.69

Frank’s International N.V. has a consensus price target of $10.15, indicating a potential upside of 19.83%. Given Frank’s International N.V.’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Frank’s International N.V. is more favorable than Geospace Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares Geospace Technologies and Frank’s International N.V.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Geospace Technologies -55.95% -20.11% -19.35%
Frank’s International N.V. -36.25% -8.41% -7.00%

Summary

Frank’s International N.V. beats Geospace Technologies on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Geospace Technologies

Geospace Technologies Corporation designs and manufactures instruments and equipment used by the oil and gas industry to acquire seismic data in order to locate, characterize and monitor hydrocarbon producing reservoirs. The Company also designs and manufactures non-seismic products, including industrial products, offshore cables and imaging equipment. The Company operates through two segments: Seismic and Non-Seismic. The Company’s Seismic product segments include traditional exploration products, wireless exploration products and reservoir products. Its seismic product lines consist of land and marine nodal data acquisition systems, permanent land and seabed reservoir monitoring products and services, geophones and geophone strings, hydrophones, leader wire, connectors, telemetry cables, marine streamer retrieval and steering devices and various other products. The Company’s Non-Seismic product segments include imaging and industrial products.

About Frank’s International N.V.

Frank’s International N.V. (FINV) is a provider of engineered tubular services, tubular fabrication and specialty well construction and well intervention solutions to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates through four business segments: International Services, U. S. Services, Tubular Sales and Blackhawk. As of December 31, 2016, the International Services segment provided tubular services in international offshore markets and in several onshore international regions in approximately 60 countries on six continents. The U.S. Services segment provides tubular services. The Blackhawk segment provides well construction and well intervention rental equipment, services and products, in addition to the cementing tool expertise, in the United States and Mexican Gulf of Mexico, onshore United States and other select international locations.

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