Oil States International (NYSE: OIS) and CIRCOR International (NYSE:CIR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitabiliy and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

CIRCOR International pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Oil States International does not pay a dividend. CIRCOR International pays out 15.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Oil States International and CIRCOR International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oil States International $671.81 million 1.77 $37.12 million ($1.06) -21.93
CIRCOR International $589.51 million 1.37 $56.70 million $0.98 50.00

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

Profitability

This table compares Oil States International and CIRCOR International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oil States International -7.94% -4.21% -3.65%
CIRCOR International 2.74% 6.55% 3.49%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Oil States International and CIRCOR International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oil States International 0 10 3 0 2.23
CIRCOR International 1 0 4 0 2.60

Oil States International presently has a consensus price target of $35.00, suggesting a potential upside of 50.54%. CIRCOR International has a consensus price target of $65.00, suggesting a potential upside of 32.65%. Given Oil States International’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Oil States International is more favorable than CIRCOR International.

Risk and Volatility

Oil States International has a beta of 1.69, indicating that its share price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CIRCOR International has a beta of 1.66, indicating that its share price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CIRCOR International beats Oil States International on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Oil States International Company Profile

Oil States International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides specialty products and services to oil and natural gas related companies throughout the world. The Company operates as a technology-focused energy services company. The Company operates through two segments: Offshore Products and Well Site Services. Through Offshore Products segment, the Company provides engineered products and services for offshore oil and natural gas production systems and facilities, as well as certain products and services to the offshore and land-based drilling and completion markets. The Company’s well site services segment includes a range of products and services that are used to drill for, establish and maintain the flow of oil and natural gas from a well throughout its life cycle. The Company operates in active oil and natural gas producing regions, including onshore and offshore the United States, Canada, West Africa, the North Sea, South America and Southeast and Central Asia.

CIRCOR International Company Profile

CIRCOR International, Inc. (CIRCOR) designs, manufactures and markets engineered products and sub-systems for markets, including oil and gas, aerospace, power and process, and industrial solutions. The Company operates through two segments: CIRCOR Energy (Energy segment (Energy)) and CIRCOR Advanced Flow Solutions (Advanced Flow Solutions segment (AFS)). Energy provides engineered integrated flow control solutions, valves and services primarily in the oil and gas end market. AFS is a flow control technology platform. Energy provides its flow control solutions and services through the brands, including Circle Seal Controls, DeltaValve, Contromatics, Dopak Sampling and others. AFS manufactures and markets control valves, automatic recirculation valves, regulators, fluid controls, actuation systems, landing gear components, pneumatic controls, electro-mechanical controls, and other flow control products and systems. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 19 manufacturing facilities.

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