Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE: HLX) and Cameron International (NYSE:CAM) 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, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Helix Energy Solutions Group and Cameron International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Helix Energy Solutions Group 0 2 6 0 2.75
Cameron International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Helix Energy Solutions Group currently has a consensus target price of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 35.87%. Given Helix Energy Solutions Group’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Helix Energy Solutions Group is more favorable than Cameron International.

Profitability

This table compares Helix Energy Solutions Group and Cameron International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Helix Energy Solutions Group -12.09% -1.21% -0.71%
Cameron International 7.17% 11.16% 5.17%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.9% of Helix Energy Solutions Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.7% of Helix Energy Solutions Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Helix Energy Solutions Group and Cameron International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Helix Energy Solutions Group $544.13 million 2.00 $107.34 million ($0.51) -14.43
Cameron International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Helix Energy Solutions Group has higher revenue and earnings than Cameron International.

Summary

Helix Energy Solutions Group beats Cameron International on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Helix Energy Solutions Group Company Profile

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. is an international offshore energy services company. The Company provides services to the offshore energy industry, with a focus on well intervention and robotics operations. The Company operates in three segments: Well Intervention, Robotics and Production Facilities. Its Well Intervention segment includes the Company’s vessels and equipment used to perform well intervention services primarily in the Gulf of Mexico and North Sea regions. Its Robotics segment includes remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), trenchers and ROVDrills designed to complement offshore construction and well intervention services, and operates chartered ROV support vessels. Its Production Facilities segment includes the Helix Producer I (the HP I), a floating production vessel, the Helix Fast Response System (the HFRS), and its ownership interest in Independence Hub, LLC (Independence Hub).

Cameron International Company Profile

Cameron International Corporation (Cameron), incorporated on November 10, 1994, provides flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. The Company operates through four business segments: Subsea, Surface, Drilling and Valves & Measurement (V&M). The Subsea segment delivers integrated solutions, products, systems and services to the subsea oil and gas market, including integrated subsea production systems. Cameron’s Surface segment designs and manufactures wellhead and Christmas tree systemsfor onshore and offshore topside applications – from conventional to high-pressure, high temperature systems, to specialized systems for dry completions and heavy oil. The Drilling segment is a global supplier of integrated drilling systems. The V&M segment’s businesses provide valves and measurement systems. Its businesses serve portions of the upstream, midstream and downstream markets.

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