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


This table compares Glori Energy Inc Com and Key Energy Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Glori Energy Inc Com -561.30% -110.64% -45.45%
Key Energy Services N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

8.4% of Glori Energy Inc Com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.2% of Key Energy Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 46.2% of Glori Energy Inc Com shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Glori Energy Inc Com and Key Energy Services, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Glori Energy Inc Com 0 0 0 0 N/A
Key Energy Services 0 5 2 0 2.29

Key Energy Services has a consensus target price of $17.40, suggesting a potential upside of 71.94%. Given Key Energy Services’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Key Energy Services is more favorable than Glori Energy Inc Com.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Glori Energy Inc Com $5.11 million 0.08 -$8.30 million ($1.10) -0.01
Key Energy Services $420.39 million 0.48 -$47.27 million N/A N/A

Glori Energy Inc Com has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Key Energy Services.


Key Energy Services beats Glori Energy Inc Com on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Key Energy Services Company Profile

Key Energy Services, Inc. is an onshore, rig-based well servicing contractor. The Company provides a range of well services to oil companies, foreign national oil companies, and independent oil and natural gas production companies. The Company operates in five segments: U.S. Rig Services, Fluid Management Services, Coiled Tubing Services, Fishing and Rental Services, and International. Its U.S. Rig Services, Fluid Management Services, Coiled Tubing Services, Fishing and Rental Services operate geographically within the United States. The International segment includes its operations in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Russia, Bahrain and Oman. The Company’s services include rig-based and coiled tubing-based well maintenance and workover services, well completion and recompletion services, fluid management services, fishing and rental services, and other ancillary oilfield services. Additionally, certain of its rigs provide specialty drilling applications.

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