Head-To-Head Survey: Superior Energy Services (SPN) versus Cameron International (CAM)

Superior Energy Services (NYSE: SPN) and Cameron International (NYSE:CAM) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Superior Energy Services and Cameron International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Superior Energy Services 0 15 7 0 2.32
Cameron International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Superior Energy Services currently has a consensus target price of $12.88, suggesting a potential upside of 19.06%. Given Superior Energy Services’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Superior Energy Services is more favorable than Cameron International.

Volatility and Risk

Superior Energy Services has a beta of 2.16, meaning that its share price is 116% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cameron International has a beta of 0.68, meaning that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Superior Energy Services $1.45 billion 1.14 -$886.89 million ($2.81) -3.85
Cameron International N/A N/A N/A $0.36 183.36

Cameron International has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Superior Energy Services. Superior Energy Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cameron International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Superior Energy Services -24.59% -26.18% -9.41%
Cameron International 7.17% 11.16% 5.17%

Summary

Cameron International beats Superior Energy Services on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Superior Energy Services Company Profile

Superior Energy Services, Inc. provides a range of services and products to the energy industry related to the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas. The Company’s segments include Drilling Products and Services, which rents and sells bottom hole assemblies, drill pipe, tubulars and specialized equipment for use with onshore and offshore oil and gas well drilling, production and workover activities; Onshore Completion and Workover Services, which provides pressure pumping services used to complete and stimulate production in new oil and gas wells, fluid handling services and well servicing rigs that provide a range of well completion and maintenance services; Production Services, which provides intervention services, such as coiled tubing, cased hole and mechanical wireline, hydraulic workover and snubbing, and remedial pumping services, and Technical Solutions, which provides services requiring specialized engineering, manufacturing or project planning.

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.

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