TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) vs. Weatherford International (NYSE:WFTIF) Head-To-Head Review

TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) and Weatherford International (OTCMKTS:WFTIF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

TechnipFMC has a beta of 1.31, suggesting that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Weatherford International has a beta of 2.86, suggesting that its stock price is 186% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

72.4% of TechnipFMC shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.7% of Weatherford International shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of TechnipFMC shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Weatherford International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TechnipFMC $12.55 billion 0.81 -$1.92 billion $0.82 27.73
Weatherford International $5.74 billion 0.01 -$2.81 billion ($0.59) -0.07

TechnipFMC has higher revenue and earnings than Weatherford International. Weatherford International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TechnipFMC, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for TechnipFMC and Weatherford International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TechnipFMC 1 5 16 0 2.68
Weatherford International 1 0 0 0 1.00

TechnipFMC presently has a consensus price target of $31.80, indicating a potential upside of 39.86%. Given TechnipFMC’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe TechnipFMC is more favorable than Weatherford International.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TechnipFMC -16.17% 2.23% 1.00%
Weatherford International -53.77% N/A -7.53%

Summary

TechnipFMC beats Weatherford International on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About TechnipFMC

TechnipFMC plc engages in the oil and gas projects, technologies, and systems and services businesses. It operates through three segments: Subsea, Onshore/Offshore, and Surface Technologies. The Subsea segment manufactures and designs products and systems; performs engineering, procurement, and project management; and provides services used by oil and gas companies involved in deepwater exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. The Onshore/Offshore segment designs and builds onshore facilities related to the production, treatment, and transportation of oil and gas; and designs, manufactures, and installs fixed and floating platforms for the production and processing of oil and gas reserves. The Surface Technologies segment designs and manufactures systems, as well as provides services used by oil and gas companies involved in the land and shallow water exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. This segment also designs, manufactures, and supplies technologically advanced high pressure valves and fittings for oilfield service companies; and provides flowback and well testing services for exploration and production companies. The company operates in Russia, Brazil, the United States, Angola, Norway, Brazil, Australia, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Technip SA and changed its name to TechnipFMC plc in January 2017. TechnipFMC plc was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

About Weatherford International

Weatherford International Plc provides equipment and services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry. It operates through two segments: Western Hemisphere and Eastern Hemispher. The company products and services are Drilling and Evaluation, Production, Completions, and Well Construction. Weatherford International was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland.

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