Comparing QS Energy (OTCMKTS:QSEP) & Weatherford International (OTCMKTS:WFTIF)

QS Energy (OTCMKTS:QSEP) and Weatherford International (OTCMKTS:WFTIF) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of QS Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.7% of Weatherford International shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.1% of QS Energy shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Weatherford International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares QS Energy and Weatherford International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
QS Energy $50,000.00 896.37 -$3.06 million N/A N/A
Weatherford International $5.74 billion 0.01 -$2.81 billion ($0.59) -0.08

QS Energy has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Weatherford International.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for QS Energy and Weatherford International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QS Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Weatherford International 1 0 0 0 1.00

Risk & Volatility

QS Energy has a beta of -0.11, suggesting that its share price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Weatherford International has a beta of 2.81, suggesting that its share price is 181% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QS Energy N/A N/A -538.82%
Weatherford International -53.77% N/A -7.53%

QS Energy Company Profile

QS Energy, Inc. develops and commercializes energy efficiency technologies in the United States and internationally. The company's energy efficiency technologies assist in meeting energy demands, enhancing the economics of oil extraction and transport, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Its intellectual properties include a portfolio of domestic and international patents and patents pending, which have been developed in conjunction with and licensed from Temple University of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company's primary technology is Applied Oil Technology, a commercial-grade crude oil pipeline transportation flow-assurance product for the midstream pipeline marketplace. It serves upstream producers, midstream transporters, and downstream refiners. The company was formerly known as Save the World Air, Inc. and changed its name to QS Energy, Inc. in August 2015. QS Energy, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Tomball, Texas.

Weatherford International Company Profile

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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