GulfMark Offshore (NYSE: GLF) and FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.
This table compares GulfMark Offshore and FMC Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
GulfMark Offshore has a beta of 2.81, indicating that its share price is 181% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FMC Technologies has a beta of 0.89, indicating that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
69.2% of GulfMark Offshore shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.2% of FMC Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 25.4% of GulfMark Offshore shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of FMC Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares GulfMark Offshore and FMC Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|FMC Technologies||$4.54 billion||2.94||$38.40 million||N/A||N/A|
FMC Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than GulfMark Offshore.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for GulfMark Offshore and FMC Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
FMC Technologies has a consensus target price of $34.50, indicating a potential upside of 20.71%. Given FMC Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe FMC Technologies is more favorable than GulfMark Offshore.
FMC Technologies beats GulfMark Offshore on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
GulfMark Offshore Company Profile
GulfMark Offshore, Inc. provides offshore marine support and transportation services. The Company offers these services to companies engaged in the offshore exploration and production of oil and natural gas. The Company operates in three segments: the North Sea (N. Sea), Southeast Asia (SEA) and the Americas. Its vessels transport materials, supplies and personnel to offshore facilities, as well as move and position drilling and production facilities. The operations are conducted in the North Sea, offshore Southeast Asia and offshore in the Americas. It operates a fleet of over 70 owned or managed offshore supply vessels (OSVs), which include over 30 vessels in the North Sea, over 10 vessels offshore Southeast Asia and over 30 vessels offshore the Americas. Its customers include oil and natural gas companies, independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies working in international markets, and foreign Government-owned or controlled oil and natural gas companies.
FMC Technologies Company Profile
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.
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