C&J Energy Services (NYSE: CJ) and CIRCOR International (NYSE:CIR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and risk.

Dividends

CIRCOR International pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. C&J Energy Services does not pay a dividend. CIRCOR International pays out 15.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
C&J Energy Services $1.18 billion 1.52 -$47.16 million N/A N/A
CIRCOR International $589.51 million 1.52 $56.70 million $0.98 55.49

CIRCOR International has higher revenue, but lower earnings than C&J Energy Services.

Profitability

This table compares C&J Energy Services and CIRCOR International’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
CIRCOR International 2.74% 6.55% 3.49%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

89.3% of C&J Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of CIRCOR International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for C&J Energy Services and CIRCOR International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
C&J Energy Services 0 2 11 0 2.85
CIRCOR International 1 1 3 0 2.40

C&J Energy Services currently has a consensus price target of $39.91, indicating a potential upside of 41.07%. CIRCOR International has a consensus price target of $63.80, indicating a potential upside of 17.32%. Given C&J Energy Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe C&J Energy Services is more favorable than CIRCOR International.

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.

CIRCOR International Company Profile

CIRCOR International, Inc. (CIRCOR) designs, manufactures and markets engineered products and sub-systems for markets, including oil and gas, aerospace, power and process, and industrial solutions. The Company operates through two segments: CIRCOR Energy (Energy segment (Energy)) and CIRCOR Advanced Flow Solutions (Advanced Flow Solutions segment (AFS)). Energy provides engineered integrated flow control solutions, valves and services primarily in the oil and gas end market. AFS is a flow control technology platform. Energy provides its flow control solutions and services through the brands, including Circle Seal Controls, DeltaValve, Contromatics, Dopak Sampling and others. AFS manufactures and markets control valves, automatic recirculation valves, regulators, fluid controls, actuation systems, landing gear components, pneumatic controls, electro-mechanical controls, and other flow control products and systems. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 19 manufacturing facilities.

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