Cameron International Corporation (NYSE: CAM) and Frank’s International N.V. (NYSE:FI) are both oil related services and equipment – nec companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Cameron International Corporation and Frank’s International N.V.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cameron International Corporation 7.17% 11.16% 5.17%
Frank’s International N.V. -26.21% -9.25% -7.80%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

30.1% of Frank’s International N.V. shares are held by institutional investors. 77.9% of Frank’s International N.V. shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Frank’s International N.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. Cameron International Corporation does not pay a dividend. Frank’s International N.V. pays out -56.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Cameron International Corporation has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Frank’s International N.V. has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cameron International Corporation and Frank’s International N.V.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cameron International Corporation N/A N/A N/A $0.36 183.36
Frank’s International N.V. $487.53 million 2.92 -$135.33 million ($0.53) -12.02

Cameron International Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Frank’s International N.V.. Frank’s International N.V. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cameron International Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Cameron International Corporation and Frank’s International N.V., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cameron International Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A
Frank’s International N.V. 4 9 1 0 1.79

Frank’s International N.V. has a consensus price target of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 25.59%. Given Frank’s International N.V.’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Frank’s International N.V. is more favorable than Cameron International Corporation.

Summary

Frank’s International N.V. beats Cameron International Corporation on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cameron International Corporation Company Profile

Cameron International Corporation (Cameron), incorporated on November 10, 1994, provides flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. The Company operates through four business segments: Subsea, Surface, Drilling and Valves & Measurement (V&M). The Subsea segment delivers integrated solutions, products, systems and services to the subsea oil and gas market, including integrated subsea production systems. Cameron’s Surface segment designs and manufactures wellhead and Christmas tree systemsfor onshore and offshore topside applications – from conventional to high-pressure, high temperature systems, to specialized systems for dry completions and heavy oil. The Drilling segment is a global supplier of integrated drilling systems. The V&M segment’s businesses provide valves and measurement systems. Its businesses serve portions of the upstream, midstream and downstream markets.

Frank’s International N.V. Company Profile

Frank’s International N.V. (FINV) is a provider of engineered tubular services, tubular fabrication and specialty well construction and well intervention solutions to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates through four business segments: International Services, U. S. Services, Tubular Sales and Blackhawk. As of December 31, 2016, the International Services segment provided tubular services in international offshore markets and in several onshore international regions in approximately 60 countries on six continents. The U.S. Services segment provides tubular services. The Blackhawk segment provides well construction and well intervention rental equipment, services and products, in addition to the cementing tool expertise, in the United States and Mexican Gulf of Mexico, onshore United States and other select international locations.

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