Head to Head Analysis: Cameron International (CAM) and Its Rivals

Cameron International (NYSE: CAM) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Cameron International to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

66.1% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.4% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cameron International and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cameron International N/A N/A 183.36
Cameron International Competitors $1.90 billion -$327.68 million -728.52

Cameron International’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Cameron International. Cameron International is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Cameron International and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cameron International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cameron International Competitors 420 2111 2954 117 2.49

As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 28.18%. Given Cameron International’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cameron International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Cameron International and its competitors’ 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%
Cameron International Competitors -11.49% -5.07% -3.29%

Volatility and Risk

Cameron International has a beta of 0.68, meaning that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cameron International’s competitors have a beta of 1.59, meaning that their average share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Cameron International competitors beat Cameron International on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About Cameron International

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.

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