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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares FMC Technologies and Deep Down’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FMC Technologies $11.94 billion 1.06 $1.41 billion N/A N/A
Deep Down $26.64 million 0.58 $2.16 million $0.04 25.01

FMC Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Deep Down.

Profitability

This table compares FMC Technologies and Deep Down’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FMC Technologies N/A 5.85% 2.68%
Deep Down 2.55% 2.93% 2.43%

Volatility and Risk

FMC Technologies has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Deep Down has a beta of -0.08, indicating that its share price is 108% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for FMC Technologies and Deep Down, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FMC Technologies 1 7 10 0 2.50
Deep Down 0 0 0 0 N/A

FMC Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $34.71, indicating a potential upside of 27.83%. Given FMC Technologies’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe FMC Technologies is more favorable than Deep Down.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

64.7% of FMC Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.7% of Deep Down shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of FMC Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

FMC Technologies beats Deep Down on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

FMC Technologies Company Profile

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.

Deep Down Company Profile

Deep Down, Inc. is engaged in the oilfield services industry. The Company operates through Deep Down Delaware segment. The Company is a provider of specialized services to the offshore energy industry to support deep water and ultra-deep water exploration, development and production of oil and gas, and other maritime operations. It also produces custom engineered products that assist it in fulfilling service objectives for specific projects on a contractual basis. The Company designs and manufactures deep water and ultra-deep water, surface and offshore equipment solutions, which are used by independent and foreign national oil and gas companies in offshore areas across the world. The Company provides engineering and management services, including the design, installation and retrieval of subsea equipment and systems, connection and termination operations, well-commissioning services, as well as construction support and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operations support.

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