Analyzing Oceaneering International (OII) & Forum Energy Technologies (FET)

Oceaneering International (NYSE: OII) and Forum Energy Technologies (NYSE:FET) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.7% of Oceaneering International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.7% of Forum Energy Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Oceaneering International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 32.8% of Forum Energy Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Oceaneering International pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Forum Energy Technologies does not pay a dividend. Oceaneering International pays out -315.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Oceaneering International and Forum Energy Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oceaneering International $2.27 billion 0.85 $24.58 million ($0.19) -102.84
Forum Energy Technologies $587.60 million 2.61 -$81.97 million ($1.26) -11.27

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

Volatility and Risk

Oceaneering International has a beta of 1.64, suggesting that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Forum Energy Technologies has a beta of 1.66, suggesting that its share price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Oceaneering International and Forum Energy Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oceaneering International 3 12 5 0 2.10
Forum Energy Technologies 0 12 3 0 2.20

Oceaneering International presently has a consensus target price of $24.84, suggesting a potential upside of 27.14%. Forum Energy Technologies has a consensus target price of $18.36, suggesting a potential upside of 29.28%. Given Forum Energy Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Forum Energy Technologies is more favorable than Oceaneering International.

Profitability

This table compares Oceaneering International and Forum Energy Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oceaneering International -0.94% 0.21% 0.10%
Forum Energy Technologies -16.85% -3.97% -2.63%

Summary

Oceaneering International beats Forum Energy Technologies on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Oceaneering International Company Profile

Oceaneering International, Inc. is an oilfield provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications. The Company’s business segments are contained within two businesses: services and products provided to the oil and gas industry (Oilfield) and all other services and products (Advanced Technologies). Its four business segments within the Oilfield business are Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), Subsea Products, Subsea Projects and Asset Integrity. The services and products it provides to the oil and gas industry include remotely operated vehicles, specialty subsea hardware, engineering and project management, subsea intervention services, including manned diving, survey and positioning services and asset integrity and nondestructive testing services. The Company serves the defense, aerospace and commercial theme park industries.

Forum Energy Technologies Company Profile

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. is an oilfield products company. The Company designs, manufactures and distributes products, and engages in aftermarket services, parts supply and related services. The Company operates through three segments: Drilling & Subsea, Completions, and Production & Infrastructure. The Drilling & Subsea segment designs and manufactures products, and provides related services to the drilling and subsea construction markets. The Completions segment designs, manufactures and supplies products, and provide related services to the well construction, completion, stimulation and intervention markets. The Production & Infrastructure segment designs, manufactures and supplies products, and provides related equipment and services to production and infrastructure markets. Its product offering includes a mix of engineered capital products and replaced items that are used in the exploration, development, production and transportation of oil and natural gas.

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