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

Profitability

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%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for C&J Energy Services and Dril-Quip, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
C&J Energy Services 0 2 11 0 2.85
Dril-Quip 0 7 2 0 2.22

C&J Energy Services currently has a consensus target price of $39.91, suggesting a potential upside of 56.20%. Dril-Quip has a consensus target price of $52.50, suggesting a potential upside of 28.05%. Given C&J Energy Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe C&J Energy Services is more favorable than Dril-Quip.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares C&J Energy Services and Dril-Quip’s 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 1.37 -$47.16 million N/A N/A
Dril-Quip $476.88 million 3.25 $59.69 million $0.54 75.93

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

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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