Head to Head Survey: Baker Hughes A GE (BHI) and Flotek Industries (FTK)

Baker Hughes A GE (NYSE: BHI) and Flotek Industries (NYSE:FTK) are both energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Baker Hughes A GE and Flotek Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Baker Hughes A GE 1 7 5 0 2.31
Flotek Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00

Baker Hughes A GE presently has a consensus price target of $55.73, indicating a potential downside of 3.39%. Given Baker Hughes A GE’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Baker Hughes A GE is more favorable than Flotek Industries.

Profitability

This table compares Baker Hughes A GE and Flotek Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Baker Hughes A GE -5.08% -1.59% -2.98%
Flotek Industries -4.31% -4.99% -3.87%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Baker Hughes A GE and Flotek Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Baker Hughes A GE N/A N/A N/A ($2.70) -21.36
Flotek Industries $262.83 million 1.08 -$49.13 million ($0.56) -8.93

Baker Hughes A GE has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Flotek Industries. Baker Hughes A GE is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Flotek Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Baker Hughes A GE pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Flotek Industries does not pay a dividend. Baker Hughes A GE pays out -25.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.3% of Baker Hughes A GE shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.6% of Flotek Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Baker Hughes A GE shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of Flotek Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Baker Hughes A GE has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Flotek Industries has a beta of 1.77, indicating that its stock price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500.

About Baker Hughes A GE

Baker Hughes, a GE Company is an oil and gas company. The Company is a provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. The Company’s products and services include upstream, midstream, downstream, industrial and digital. The Company’s upstream, which includes evaluation, drilling, completions and production. Midstream enables the power and compression efficiency for LNG and pipeline and storage. Downstream builds reliability and safety into process operations that includes refining and petrochemical and fertilizer solutions. The company’s industrial solutions offers power generation, to advanced control systems and sensing technology that power industrial facilities. Digital transformation integrates data on an open platform with security and scale. The digital transformation enables field services with real-time insights. The Company’s technology delivers capacities in smaller footprints.

About Flotek Industries

Flotek Industries, Inc. is a technology-driven company. The Company develops and supplies chemistry and services to the oil and gas industries, and compounds to companies that make cleaning products, cosmetics, food and beverages, and other products that are sold in consumer and industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: Energy Chemistry Technologies (ECT), and Consumer and Industrial Chemistry Technologies (CICT). The ECT segment designs, develops, manufactures, packages and markets chemistries for use in oil and gas well drilling, cementing, completion and stimulation activities. Its ECT segment’s services include Reservoir Characterization, Polymer Conformance and Logistics Management. The CICT segment sources citrus oil domestically and internationally, and processor of citrus oils in the world. The CICT segment designs, develops and manufactures products that are sold to companies in the flavor and fragrance industries and specialty chemical industry.

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