Comparing Forum Energy Technologies (FET) and Oceaneering International (OII)

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Forum Energy Technologies and Oceaneering International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Forum Energy Technologies 0 12 2 0 2.14
Oceaneering International 3 12 5 0 2.10

Forum Energy Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $17.92, suggesting a potential upside of 20.29%. Oceaneering International has a consensus target price of $24.84, suggesting a potential upside of 24.22%. Given Oceaneering International’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Oceaneering International is more favorable than Forum Energy Technologies.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

98.7% of Forum Energy Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.7% of Oceaneering International shares are owned by institutional investors. 32.8% of Forum Energy Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Oceaneering International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Oceaneering International pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Forum Energy Technologies does not pay a dividend. Oceaneering International pays out -315.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Forum Energy Technologies has a beta of 1.66, indicating that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oceaneering International has a beta of 1.63, indicating that its stock price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Forum Energy Technologies and Oceaneering International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Forum Energy Technologies $587.60 million 2.74 -$81.97 million ($1.26) -11.83
Oceaneering International $2.27 billion 0.87 $24.58 million ($0.19) -105.26

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.

Summary

Oceaneering International beats Forum Energy Technologies on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Forum Energy Technologies

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.

About Oceaneering International

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.

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