Financial Comparison: Flotek Industries (FTK) vs. Bristow Group (BRS)

Bristow Group (NYSE: BRS) and Flotek Industries (NYSE:FTK) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk and dividends.

Dividends

Bristow Group pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Flotek Industries does not pay a dividend. Bristow Group pays out -2.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bristow Group and Flotek Industries’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bristow Group $1.40 billion 0.36 -$170.53 million ($5.29) -2.72
Flotek Industries $262.83 million 1.03 -$49.13 million ($0.56) -8.50

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

84.9% of Flotek Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 10.0% of Bristow Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of Flotek Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Bristow Group has a beta of 3.09, suggesting that its stock price is 209% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Flotek Industries has a beta of 1.69, suggesting that its stock price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Bristow Group and Flotek Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bristow Group -13.31% -7.08% -2.94%
Flotek Industries -10.41% -1.64% -1.25%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Bristow Group and Flotek Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bristow Group 0 4 1 0 2.20
Flotek Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00

Bristow Group presently has a consensus price target of $14.75, indicating a potential upside of 2.36%. Given Bristow Group’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Bristow Group is more favorable than Flotek Industries.

Summary

Flotek Industries beats Bristow Group on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bristow Group

Bristow Group Inc. is an industrial aviation services provider and helicopter service provider to the offshore energy industry. The Industrial Aviation Services segment’s operations are conducted primarily through four regions: Europe Caspian, Africa, Americas and Asia Pacific. The Europe Caspian region consists of all its operations and affiliates in Europe and Central Asia, including Norway, the United Kingdom and Turkmenistan. The Africa region consists of all its operations and affiliates on the African continent, including Nigeria, Tanzania and Egypt. The Americas region consists of all its operations and affiliates in North America and South America, including Brazil, Canada, Trinidad and the United States Gulf of Mexico. The Asia Pacific region consists of all its operations and affiliates in Australia and Southeast Asia, including Malaysia and Sakhalin. Additionally, it operates a training unit, Bristow Academy.

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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