FMC Technologies (NYSE: FTI) and Glori Energy (OTCMKTS:GLRI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.9% of FMC Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of FMC Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 46.2% of Glori Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares FMC Technologies and Glori Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FMC Technologies N/A 2.29% 1.05%
Glori Energy N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for FMC Technologies and Glori Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FMC Technologies 2 5 12 0 2.53
Glori Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

FMC Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $34.14, suggesting a potential upside of 28.63%. Given FMC Technologies’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe FMC Technologies is more favorable than Glori Energy.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares FMC Technologies and Glori Energy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FMC Technologies $4.54 billion 2.73 $38.40 million ($0.80) -33.18
Glori Energy $9.00 million 0.39 -$36.25 million ($1.14) -0.09

FMC Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Glori Energy. FMC Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Glori Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

FMC Technologies beats Glori Energy on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About FMC Technologies

FMC Technologies, Inc. is a global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. The Company designs, manufactures and services a range of systems and products, including subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead production systems, high pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions and marine loading systems. Its segments include Subsea Technologies, Surface Technologies and Energy Infrastructure. The Subsea Technologies segment designs and manufactures products and systems, and provides services used by oil and gas companies involved in deepwater exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. The Surface Technologies segment designs and manufactures products and systems, and provides services used by oil and gas companies involved in land and offshore exploration, and production of crude oil and natural gas. The Energy Infrastructure segment’s products and services include Measurement Solutions, Loading Systems and Separation Systems.

About Glori Energy

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.

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