C&J Energy Services (NYSE:CJ) and Hurricane Energy (OTCMKTS:HRCXF) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and dividends.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
99.8% of C&J Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of C&J Energy Services shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares C&J Energy Services and Hurricane Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|C&J Energy Services||$1.64 billion||0.84||$22.45 million||($0.14)||-144.00|
C&J Energy Services has higher revenue and earnings than Hurricane Energy.
Risk and Volatility
C&J Energy Services has a beta of 0.64, suggesting that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hurricane Energy has a beta of 0.16, suggesting that its stock price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares C&J Energy Services and Hurricane Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|C&J Energy Services||5.56%||7.52%||6.16%|
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for C&J Energy Services and Hurricane Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|C&J Energy Services||0||5||8||0||2.62|
C&J Energy Services currently has a consensus target price of $34.55, suggesting a potential upside of 71.36%. Given C&J Energy Services’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe C&J Energy Services is more favorable than Hurricane Energy.
C&J Energy Services beats Hurricane Energy on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About C&J Energy Services
C&J Energy Services, Inc. provides well construction, well completion, well support, and other complementary oilfield services to oil and gas exploration and production companies throughout the continental United States. It operates through Completion Services and Well Support Services segments. The Completion Services segment provides hydraulic fracturing; cased-hole solutions comprising cased-hole wireline, pumpdown, wireline logging, perforating, pressure pumping, well site make-up and pressure testing, and other complementary services; and well construction and intervention services, which include cementing, coiled tubing, and directional drilling services. This segment also engages in the engineering and production of various parts and components, such as perforating guns and addressable switches, which are used in the completion process. The Well Support Services segment offers rig services, such as providing workover and well servicing rigs that are primarily used for the routine repair and maintenance of oil and gas wells, re-drilling operations, and plugging and abandonment operations; fluids management services, including storage, transportation, and disposal services for fluids used in the drilling, completion, and workover of oil and gas wells; artificial lift applications; and other special well site services, such as fishing, contract labor, and tool rental services for the completion and workover of oil and gas wells. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
About Hurricane Energy
Hurricane Energy plc, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, appraises, and develops oil from fractured basement reservoirs. The company has a portfolio of contiguous offshore licenses on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf, to the west of Shetland. Its producing oil fields include Clair, Foinaven, and Schiehallion; licenses are focuses on the Rona Ridge, a major NE-SW trending basement; and acreage comprises Lancaster, Whirlwind, Lincoln, and Halifax. Hurricane Energy plc has 37 million barrels of 2P reserves in the Lancaster field; controls 100% of 2.6 billion barrels of oil equivalent 2C contingent resources; and has 935 million stock barrels of oil in Best Case prospective resources in the Warwick prospect. The company was formerly known as Hurricane Exploration plc and changed its name to Hurricane Energy plc in April 2013. Hurricane Energy plc was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Godalming, the United Kingdom.
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