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

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 16.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

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 2.50% 6.30% 3.20%

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
C&J Energy Services N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CIRCOR International $590.26 million 1.20 $10.10 million $0.93 46.19

CIRCOR International has higher revenue and earnings than C&J Energy Services.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for C&J Energy Services and CIRCOR International, 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
CIRCOR International 1 1 3 0 2.40

C&J Energy Services currently has a consensus target price of $39.91, indicating a potential upside of 41.12%. CIRCOR International has a consensus target price of $63.00, indicating a potential upside of 46.65%. Given CIRCOR International’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CIRCOR International is more favorable than C&J Energy Services.

Summary

CIRCOR International beats C&J Energy Services on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About C&J Energy Services

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.

About CIRCOR International

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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