Financial Contrast: Cameron International (CAM) vs. Archrock (AROC)

Cameron International (NYSE: CAM) and Archrock (NYSE:AROC) are both energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.


Archrock pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Cameron International does not pay a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cameron International and Archrock’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cameron International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Archrock $777.50 million 1.14 $284.77 million N/A N/A

Archrock has higher revenue and earnings than Cameron International.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Cameron International and Archrock, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cameron International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Archrock 0 5 1 0 2.17

Archrock has a consensus target price of $13.35, suggesting a potential upside of 6.80%. Given Archrock’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Archrock is more favorable than Cameron International.


This table compares Cameron International and Archrock’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cameron International 7.17% 11.16% 5.17%
Archrock -8.57% -3.44% -0.98%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.9% of Archrock shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Archrock shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Archrock beats Cameron International on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cameron International Company Profile

Cameron International Corporation (Cameron), incorporated on November 10, 1994, provides flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. The Company operates through four business segments: Subsea, Surface, Drilling and Valves & Measurement (V&M). The Subsea segment delivers integrated solutions, products, systems and services to the subsea oil and gas market, including integrated subsea production systems. Cameron’s Surface segment designs and manufactures wellhead and Christmas tree systemsfor onshore and offshore topside applications – from conventional to high-pressure, high temperature systems, to specialized systems for dry completions and heavy oil. The Drilling segment is a global supplier of integrated drilling systems. The V&M segment’s businesses provide valves and measurement systems. Its businesses serve portions of the upstream, midstream and downstream markets.

Archrock Company Profile

Archrock, Inc. is a natural gas contract operations services company. The Company also provides natural gas compression services to customers in the oil and natural gas industry throughout the United States and supplies aftermarket services to customers that own compression equipment in the United States. The Company operates through two segments: contract operations and aftermarket services. The contract operations segment primarily provides natural gas compression services to meet specific customer requirements. The Company provides contract operations services, including the personnel, equipment, tools, materials and supplies to meet its customers’ natural gas compression needs. The aftermarket services segment provides a range of services to support the compression needs of customers, from parts sales and normal maintenance services to full operation of a customer’s owned assets.

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