Financial Review: FMC Technologies (FTI) versus Glori Energy (GLRI)

FMC Technologies (NYSE: FTI) and Glori Energy (OTCMKTS:GLRI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares FMC Technologies and Glori Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FMC Technologies N/A 2.29% 1.05%
Glori Energy N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

FMC Technologies has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Glori Energy has a beta of 4.6, suggesting that its stock price is 360% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares FMC Technologies and Glori Energy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FMC Technologies $4.54 billion 2.73 $38.40 million N/A N/A
Glori Energy $9.00 million 0.04 -$36.25 million ($1.14) -0.01

FMC Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Glori Energy.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for FMC Technologies and Glori Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FMC Technologies 2 5 12 0 2.53
Glori Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

FMC Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $34.14, suggesting a potential upside of 28.25%. Given FMC Technologies’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe FMC Technologies is more favorable than Glori Energy.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.9% of FMC Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of FMC Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 46.2% of Glori Energy shares are held by company 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.

Summary

FMC Technologies beats Glori Energy on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About FMC Technologies

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 Glori Energy

Glori Energy Inc., an energy technology and oil production company, provides services to third party exploration and production companies in North America and Brazil. It operates through Oil and Gas, and AERO Services segments. The Oil and Gas segment produces and develops oil and natural gas interests. The AERO Services segment offers biotechnology solutions of enhanced oil recovery through a two-step process, including analysis phase, reservoir screening process that obtains field samples and evaluates potential of AERO system; and field deployment phase that deploys skid mounted injection equipment. Glori Energy Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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