GulfMark Offshore (NYSE: GLF) and Glori Energy Inc Com (NASDAQ:GLRI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

GulfMark Offshore has a beta of 2.81, indicating that its stock price is 181% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Glori Energy Inc Com has a beta of 4.6, indicating that its stock price is 360% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for GulfMark Offshore and Glori Energy Inc Com, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GulfMark Offshore 0 2 0 0 2.00
Glori Energy Inc Com 0 0 0 0 N/A


This table compares GulfMark Offshore and Glori Energy Inc Com’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GulfMark Offshore -164.55% -49.63% -15.14%
Glori Energy Inc Com -561.30% -110.64% -45.45%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

69.2% of GulfMark Offshore shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.4% of Glori Energy Inc Com shares are held by institutional investors. 25.4% of GulfMark Offshore shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 46.2% of Glori Energy Inc Com shares are held by company 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 & Earnings

This table compares GulfMark Offshore and Glori Energy Inc Com’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GulfMark Offshore N/A N/A N/A ($7.21) -0.05
Glori Energy Inc Com $5.11 million 0.08 -$8.30 million ($1.10) -0.01

GulfMark Offshore has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Glori Energy Inc Com. GulfMark Offshore is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Glori Energy Inc Com, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

GulfMark Offshore Company Profile

GulfMark Offshore, Inc. provides offshore marine support and transportation services. The Company offers these services to companies engaged in the offshore exploration and production of oil and natural gas. The Company operates in three segments: the North Sea (N. Sea), Southeast Asia (SEA) and the Americas. Its vessels transport materials, supplies and personnel to offshore facilities, as well as move and position drilling and production facilities. The operations are conducted in the North Sea, offshore Southeast Asia and offshore in the Americas. It operates a fleet of over 70 owned or managed offshore supply vessels (OSVs), which include over 30 vessels in the North Sea, over 10 vessels offshore Southeast Asia and over 30 vessels offshore the Americas. Its customers include oil and natural gas companies, independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies working in international markets, and foreign Government-owned or controlled oil and natural gas companies.

Glori Energy Inc Com Company Profile

Glori Energy Inc., an energy technology and oil production company, provides services to third party exploration and production companies in North America and Brazil. It operates through Oil and Gas, and AERO Services segments. The Oil and Gas segment produces and develops oil and natural gas interests. The AERO Services segment offers biotechnology solutions of enhanced oil recovery through a two-step process, including analysis phase, reservoir screening process that obtains field samples and evaluates potential of AERO system; and field deployment phase that deploys skid mounted injection equipment. Glori Energy Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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