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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares C&J Energy Services and Dril-Quip’s top-line 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
Dril-Quip $476.88 million 3.36 $59.69 million $0.54 78.43

Dril-Quip has higher revenue, but lower earnings than C&J Energy Services.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.3% of C&J Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Dril-Quip shares are held by 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 summary of current ratings and target prices for C&J Energy Services and Dril-Quip, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
C&J Energy Services 0 2 11 0 2.85
Dril-Quip 0 6 2 0 2.25

C&J Energy Services presently has a consensus price target of $39.91, indicating a potential upside of 41.07%. Dril-Quip has a consensus price target of $53.86, indicating a potential upside of 27.17%. Given C&J Energy Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe C&J Energy Services is more favorable than Dril-Quip.


This table compares C&J Energy Services and Dril-Quip’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
Dril-Quip 4.28% 2.12% 1.99%

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.

Dril-Quip Company Profile

Dril-Quip, Inc. (Dril-Quip) designs, manufactures, sells and services engineered drilling and production equipment. The Company’s operations are organized into three geographic segments: Western Hemisphere, including North and South America, headquartered in Houston, Texas; Eastern Hemisphere, including Europe and Africa, headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, and Asia-Pacific, including the Pacific Rim, Southeast Asia, Australia, India and the Middle East, headquartered in Singapore. Its equipment is suited for use in deepwater, harsh environments and service applications. Its principal products consist of subsea and surface wellheads, subsea and surface production trees, subsea control systems and manifolds, mudline hanger systems, specialty connectors and associated pipe, drilling and production riser systems, liner hangers, wellhead connectors and diverters. The Company has manufacturing facilities in approximately three of its headquarter locations, as well as in Macae, Brazil.

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