Contrasting TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share (FTI) and Weatherford International PLC (WFT)

TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share (NYSE: FTI) and Weatherford International PLC (NYSE:WFT) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share and Weatherford International PLC, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share 1 5 12 0 2.61
Weatherford International PLC 1 5 18 0 2.71

TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share presently has a consensus price target of $34.50, suggesting a potential upside of 25.96%. Weatherford International PLC has a consensus price target of $6.11, suggesting a potential upside of 76.17%. Given Weatherford International PLC’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Weatherford International PLC is more favorable than TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share.

Risk and Volatility

TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Weatherford International PLC has a beta of 2.45, suggesting that its stock price is 145% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.2% of TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Weatherford International PLC shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share and Weatherford International PLC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share N/A 4.65% 2.13%
Weatherford International PLC -53.49% -65.33% -10.11%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share and Weatherford International PLC’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share $11.94 billion 1.07 $1.37 billion N/A N/A
Weatherford International PLC $5.51 billion 0.62 -$256.00 million ($3.19) -1.09

TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share has higher revenue and earnings than Weatherford International PLC.

Summary

TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share beats Weatherford International PLC on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share

FMC Technologies, Inc. is a global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. The Company designs, manufactures and services a range of systems and products, including subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead production systems, high pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions and marine loading systems. Its segments include Subsea Technologies, Surface Technologies and Energy Infrastructure. The Subsea Technologies segment designs and manufactures products and systems, and provides services used by oil and gas companies involved in deepwater exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. The Surface Technologies segment designs and manufactures products and systems, and provides services used by oil and gas companies involved in land and offshore exploration, and production of crude oil and natural gas. The Energy Infrastructure segment’s products and services include Measurement Solutions, Loading Systems and Separation Systems.

About Weatherford International PLC

Weatherford International Ltd. (Weatherford) is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 860 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people.

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