Flotek Industries (NYSE:FTK) and HighCom Global Security (OTCMKTS:HCGS) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Flotek Industries and HighCom Global Security’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Flotek Industries||$317.10 million||0.24||-$27.39 million||($0.07)||-19.43|
|HighCom Global Security||$6.22 million||0.79||-$2.11 million||N/A||N/A|
Risk and Volatility
Flotek Industries has a beta of 1.54, indicating that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HighCom Global Security has a beta of 1.85, indicating that its stock price is 85% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Flotek Industries and HighCom Global Security, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|HighCom Global Security||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares Flotek Industries and HighCom Global Security’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|HighCom Global Security||-26.57%||-24.48%||-22.26%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
75.3% of Flotek Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 4.9% of Flotek Industries shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of HighCom Global Security shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
HighCom Global Security beats Flotek Industries on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Flotek Industries Company Profile
Flotek Industries, Inc. develops and supplies chemistry and services to the oil and gas industries in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Energy Chemistry Technologies; and Consumer and Industrial Chemistry Technologies. The Energy Chemistry Technologies segment is involved in the design, development, manufacture, packaging, and marketing of chemistries under the Complex nano-Fluid brand name for use in oil and gas well drilling, cementing, completion, stimulation, and production activities, as well as for use in enhanced and improved oil recovery markets. This segment also constructs and manages automated material handling facilities; and manages loading facilities and blending operations for oilfield service companies. The Consumer and Industrial Chemistry Technologies segment designs, develops, and manufactures citrus oils for food and beverage companies, fragrance companies, and companies providing household and industrial cleaning products. It serves oil and natural gas, oilfield service, pressure pumping service, international supply chain management, and cosmetic companies. Flotek Industries, Inc. is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
HighCom Global Security Company Profile
HighCom Global Security, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes security products and personal protective gears in the United States and internationally. It offers body armors, striker ballistic helmets, guardian hard armor plates, trooper soft armor vests, ballistic shields and plates, civilian armor system ballistic panels, and stingray ballistic blankets. The company also provides BlastWrap, a technology component to mitigate blast effects and suppresses post-blast fires. Its customers include independent distributors, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, other federal government agencies, local police department, foreign entities, the United Nations, and law enforcement and corrections bodies. The company was formerly known as BlastGard International, Inc. and changed its name to HighCom Global Security, Inc. in June 2017. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Columbus, Ohio. HighCom Global Security, Inc. is a subsidiary of 2538093 Ontario Inc.
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