Gulf Island Fabrication (NASDAQ:GIFI) and TechPrecision (OTCMKTS:TPCS) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and profitability.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Gulf Island Fabrication and TechPrecision, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Gulf Island Fabrication||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
71.5% of Gulf Island Fabrication shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of TechPrecision shares are held by institutional investors. 4.5% of Gulf Island Fabrication shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.4% of TechPrecision shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
Gulf Island Fabrication has a beta of 1.01, suggesting that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TechPrecision has a beta of -2.79, suggesting that its share price is 379% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Gulf Island Fabrication and TechPrecision’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gulf Island Fabrication||$171.02 million||0.75||-$44.76 million||N/A||N/A|
TechPrecision has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Gulf Island Fabrication.
Gulf Island Fabrication pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. TechPrecision does not pay a dividend.
This table compares Gulf Island Fabrication and TechPrecision’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Gulf Island Fabrication||-16.83%||-11.13%||-9.04%|
TechPrecision beats Gulf Island Fabrication on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Gulf Island Fabrication Company Profile
Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a fabricator of offshore drilling and production platforms, and other steel structures in the United States. The company fabricates jackets and deck sections of fixed production platforms; hull, tendon, and/or deck sections of floating production platforms, such as tension leg platforms, single point anchor reservoirs, floating production storage and offloading vessels, and minimum deepwater operating concepts; pressure vessels; and piles, wellhead protectors, and subsea templates, as well as various production, compressor, and utility modules. It also fabricates and repairs offshore supply vessels, anchor handling vessels, lift boats, tugboats, towboats, barges, and other marine vessels; constructs dry docks to lift marine vessels; undertakes conversion projects; and offers steel repair, blasting and painting, electrical systems repair, and machinery and piping system repair services, as well as propeller, shaft, and rudder reconditioning services. In addition, the company provides interconnect piping services on offshore platforms and inshore structures; and onshore and offshore scaffolding and piping insulation services. Further, it fabricates packaged skid units; offers on-site construction and maintenance services; and undertakes engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning, and start-up projects. The company serves oil and gas companies and their contractors; petrochemical, marine, offshore support, offshore and inland barge, alternative energy, and diving companies; support vessel operators; and offshore construction contractors, as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Navy, and state and local governmental agencies and their contractors. Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
TechPrecision Company Profile
TechPrecision Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells precision, large-scale fabricated, and machined metal components and systems in the United States and the People's Republic of China. It offers custom components for ships and submarines, aerospace equipment, nuclear power plants, and large scale medical systems. The company also provides manufacturing engineering services to assist customers. It serves customers in defense, aerospace, nuclear, energy, medical, and precision industrial markets. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Westminster, Massachusetts.
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