Comparing Baker Hughes A GE (BHI) & Geospace Technologies Corporation (GEOS)

Baker Hughes A GE (NYSE: BHI) and Geospace Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:GEOS) are both energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

Baker Hughes A GE has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Geospace Technologies Corporation has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.3% of Baker Hughes A GE shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.8% of Geospace Technologies Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Baker Hughes A GE shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.5% of Geospace Technologies Corporation 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Baker Hughes A GE and Geospace Technologies Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Baker Hughes A GE 1 12 12 0 2.44
Geospace Technologies Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00

Baker Hughes A GE presently has a consensus target price of $62.61, indicating a potential upside of 14.87%. Given Baker Hughes A GE’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Baker Hughes A GE is more favorable than Geospace Technologies Corporation.

Profitability

This table compares Baker Hughes A GE and Geospace Technologies Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Baker Hughes A GE -7.45% -5.80% -3.84%
Geospace Technologies Corporation -75.19% -21.79% -20.93%

Dividends

Baker Hughes A GE pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Geospace Technologies Corporation does not pay a dividend. Baker Hughes A GE pays out -15.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Baker Hughes A GE and Geospace Technologies Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Baker Hughes A GE N/A N/A N/A ($4.36) -12.50
Geospace Technologies Corporation $66.35 million 3.51 -$32.47 million ($3.80) -4.56

Baker Hughes A GE has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Geospace Technologies Corporation. Baker Hughes A GE is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Geospace Technologies Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Baker Hughes A GE beats Geospace Technologies Corporation on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Baker Hughes A GE

Baker Hughes, a GE Company is an oil and gas company. The Company is a provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. The Company’s products and services include upstream, midstream, downstream, industrial and digital. The Company’s upstream, which includes evaluation, drilling, completions and production. Midstream enables the power and compression efficiency for LNG and pipeline and storage. Downstream builds reliability and safety into process operations that includes refining and petrochemical and fertilizer solutions. The company’s industrial solutions offers power generation, to advanced control systems and sensing technology that power industrial facilities. Digital transformation integrates data on an open platform with security and scale. The digital transformation enables field services with real-time insights. The Company’s technology delivers capacities in smaller footprints.

About Geospace Technologies Corporation

Geospace Technologies Corporation designs and manufactures instruments and equipment used by the oil and gas industry to acquire seismic data in order to locate, characterize and monitor hydrocarbon producing reservoirs. The Company also designs and manufactures non-seismic products, including industrial products, offshore cables and imaging equipment. The Company operates through two segments: Seismic and Non-Seismic. The Company’s Seismic product segments include traditional exploration products, wireless exploration products and reservoir products. Its seismic product lines consist of land and marine nodal data acquisition systems, permanent land and seabed reservoir monitoring products and services, geophones and geophone strings, hydrophones, leader wire, connectors, telemetry cables, marine streamer retrieval and steering devices and various other products. The Company’s Non-Seismic product segments include imaging and industrial products.

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