FMC Technologies (NYSE: FTI) and Seventy Seven Energy (NYSE:SSE) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

65.4% of FMC Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of FMC Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for FMC Technologies and Seventy Seven Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FMC Technologies 1 5 10 0 2.56
Seventy Seven Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

FMC Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $34.87, indicating a potential upside of 30.61%. Given FMC Technologies’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe FMC Technologies is more favorable than Seventy Seven Energy.

Profitability

This table compares FMC Technologies and Seventy Seven Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FMC Technologies N/A 4.96% 2.26%
Seventy Seven Energy -18.94% -23.32% -11.29%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares FMC Technologies and Seventy Seven Energy’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FMC Technologies $11.94 billion 1.04 $1.37 billion N/A N/A
Seventy Seven Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

FMC Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Seventy Seven Energy.

Summary

FMC Technologies beats Seventy Seven Energy on 8 of the 8 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.

Seventy Seven Energy Company Profile

Seventy Seven Energy Inc. is a diversified oilfield services company. The Company provides a range of well site services and equipment to the United States land-based exploration and production (E&P) customers operating in unconventional resource plays. The Company’s segments include Drilling, Hydraulic Fracturing and Oilfield Rentals. The drilling segment is operated through its subsidiary, Nomac Drilling, L.L.C., and provides land drilling services for oil and natural gas E&P activities. The hydraulic fracturing segment is operated through its subsidiary, Performance Technologies, L.L.C. (PTL), and provides high-pressure hydraulic fracturing or frac services and other well stimulation services. The Company’s oilfield rentals segment is operated through its subsidiary, Great Plains Oilfield Rental, L.L.C. (GPOR), and provides premium rental tools and specialized services for land-based oil and natural gas drilling, completion and workover activities.

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