Flotek Industries (NYSE: FTK) is one of 56 public companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Flotek Industries to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.7% of Flotek Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.5% of Flotek Industries shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Flotek Industries has a beta of 1.79, meaning that its share price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Flotek Industries’ rivals have a beta of 1.57, meaning that their average share price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Flotek Industries and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Flotek Industries -10.49% -2.07% -1.57%
Flotek Industries Competitors -17.94% -17.68% -5.89%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Flotek Industries and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Flotek Industries $300.07 million $2.51 million -10.18
Flotek Industries Competitors $2.00 billion $269.51 million -39.54

Flotek Industries’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Flotek Industries. Flotek Industries is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Flotek Industries and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Flotek Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00
Flotek Industries Competitors 500 2212 2928 125 2.46

As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 28.77%. Given Flotek Industries’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Flotek Industries has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Flotek Industries beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Flotek Industries Company Profile

Flotek Industries, Inc. is a technology-driven company. The Company develops and supplies chemistry and services to the oil and gas industries, and compounds to companies that make cleaning products, cosmetics, food and beverages, and other products that are sold in consumer and industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: Energy Chemistry Technologies (ECT), and Consumer and Industrial Chemistry Technologies (CICT). The ECT segment designs, develops, manufactures, packages and markets chemistries for use in oil and gas well drilling, cementing, completion and stimulation activities. Its ECT segment’s services include Reservoir Characterization, Polymer Conformance and Logistics Management. The CICT segment sources citrus oil domestically and internationally, and processor of citrus oils in the world. The CICT segment designs, develops and manufactures products that are sold to companies in the flavor and fragrance industries and specialty chemical industry.

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