C&J Energy Services (NYSE: CJES) and Deep Down (OTCMKTS:DPDW) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

6.0% of Deep Down shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

C&J Energy Services has a beta of 2.79, meaning that its share price is 179% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Deep Down has a beta of -0.13, meaning that its share price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares C&J Energy Services and Deep Down’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
C&J Energy Services N/A N/A N/A
Deep Down 6.51% 7.27% 6.26%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares C&J Energy Services and Deep Down’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
C&J Energy Services N/A N/A N/A ($10.85) -0.03
Deep Down $26.05 million 0.58 $3.07 million $0.10 9.90

Deep Down has higher revenue and earnings than C&J Energy Services. C&J Energy Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Deep Down, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for C&J Energy Services and Deep Down, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
C&J Energy Services 0 1 1 0 2.50
Deep Down 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Deep Down beats C&J Energy Services on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

C&J Energy Services Company Profile

C&J Energy Services, Inc. is a completion and production services company, which provides well construction, well completions and well services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates through three segments: Completion Services, Well Support Services and Other Services. The Company also manufactures, repairs and refurbishes equipment used in the oilfield services industry. It operates in various North American onshore basins. Its Completion Services segment includes the hydraulic fracturing services, cased-hole wireline services, coiled tubing services and other well stimulation services. Its Well Support Services segment includes services, including rig services, fluid management services and other special well site services. Other services segment includes directional drilling services, equipment manufacturing and repair, specialty chemicals sales, research and technology, and the Middle East operations, as well as cementing services.

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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