Reviewing Cactus (WHD) & Freestone Resources (FSNR)

Cactus (NYSE:WHD) and Freestone Resources (OTCMKTS:FSNR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cactus and Freestone Resources’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cactus $341.19 million 6.34 $66.54 million $1,258.36 0.02
Freestone Resources $1.16 million 2.66 -$1.13 million N/A N/A

Cactus has higher revenue and earnings than Freestone Resources.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

47.2% of Cactus shares are held by institutional investors. 96.1% of Cactus shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.3% of Freestone Resources shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Cactus and Freestone Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cactus 11.31% 51.28% 25.09%
Freestone Resources -110.66% N/A -81.83%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Cactus and Freestone Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cactus 0 0 11 0 3.00
Freestone Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cactus currently has a consensus target price of $38.22, indicating a potential upside of 32.35%. Given Cactus’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Cactus is more favorable than Freestone Resources.

Summary

Cactus beats Freestone Resources on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cactus

Cactus, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, sale and rent out of a range of engineered wellhead and pressure control equipment. The products of the firm are sold and rented principally for onshore unconventional oil and gas wells, and are utilized during the drilling, completion, and production phase of wells. Its products include well head systems, frac stacks, zipper manifolds, and production trees. The company was founded in August 2011 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

About Freestone Resources

Freestone Resources, Inc., an oil and gas technology development company, engages in the development and marketing of technologies and solvents for various sectors in the oil and gas industry. The company offers Petrozene solvent that is primarily used to dissolve paraffin buildup and used for pipelines, oil storage tanks, oil sludge build up, de-emulsification, and well treatment, as well as used as a corrosion inhibitor and as a catalyst in opening up formations thereby aiding in oil production. It also provides specialized off-the-road (OTR) tire repair services; offers disposal services for OTR tires; sells used OTR tires; and recycles OTR tires. Freestone Resources, Inc. is based in Ennis, Texas.

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