Glori Energy Inc Com (NASDAQ: GLRI) and Forbes Energy Services (NASDAQ:FES) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

Glori Energy Inc Com has a beta of 4.6, suggesting that its stock price is 360% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Forbes Energy Services has a beta of 2.16, suggesting that its stock price is 116% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Glori Energy Inc Com and Forbes Energy Services’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Glori Energy Inc Com $5.11 million 0.10 -$8.30 million ($1.10) -0.01
Forbes Energy Services N/A N/A N/A ($4.36) -0.02

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Glori Energy Inc Com and Forbes Energy Services, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Glori Energy Inc Com 0 0 0 0 N/A
Forbes Energy Services 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Glori Energy Inc Com and Forbes Energy Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Glori Energy Inc Com -561.30% -110.64% -45.45%
Forbes Energy Services -81.29% N/A -28.29%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

8.4% of Glori Energy Inc Com shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.0% of Forbes Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. 46.2% of Glori Energy Inc Com shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.7% of Forbes Energy Services shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

About Glori Energy Inc Com

Glori Energy Inc., an energy technology and oil production company, provides services to third party exploration and production companies in North America and Brazil. It operates through Oil and Gas, and AERO Services segments. The Oil and Gas segment produces and develops oil and natural gas interests. The AERO Services segment offers biotechnology solutions of enhanced oil recovery through a two-step process, including analysis phase, reservoir screening process that obtains field samples and evaluates potential of AERO system; and field deployment phase that deploys skid mounted injection equipment. Glori Energy Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

About Forbes Energy Services

Forbes Energy Services Ltd. (FES Ltd.) is a holding company. The Company is an independent oilfield services contractor that provides a range of well site services to oil and natural gas drilling and producing companies to develop the production of oil and natural gas. The Company’s segments are Well Servicing and Fluid Logistics. Its services include fluid disposal and well maintenance. The Company’s Well Servicing segment provides an offering of well services to oil and natural gas companies, including completions of drilled oil and natural gas wells, wellbore maintenance, workovers and recompletions, tubing testing, and plugging and abandonment services. Its Fluid Logistics segment provides a range of oilfield fluid sales, transportation, storage and disposal services that are required on workover, drilling and completion projects, and are used in daily operation of producing wells by oil and natural gas producers. It operates approximately six coiled tubing spreads.

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