Archrock (NYSE: AROC) and Cameron International (NYSE:CAM) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Dividends

Archrock pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Cameron International does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Archrock and Cameron International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Archrock 0 5 1 0 2.17
Cameron International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Archrock presently has a consensus price target of $13.35, indicating a potential upside of 5.53%. Given Archrock’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Archrock is more favorable than Cameron International.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Archrock -8.57% -3.44% -0.98%
Cameron International 7.17% 11.16% 5.17%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Archrock and Cameron International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Archrock $777.50 million 1.15 $284.77 million N/A N/A
Cameron International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Archrock has higher revenue and earnings than Cameron International.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.9% of Archrock shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Archrock shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Archrock beats Cameron International on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Archrock

Archrock, Inc. is a natural gas contract operations services company. The Company also provides natural gas compression services to customers in the oil and natural gas industry throughout the United States and supplies aftermarket services to customers that own compression equipment in the United States. The Company operates through two segments: contract operations and aftermarket services. The contract operations segment primarily provides natural gas compression services to meet specific customer requirements. The Company provides contract operations services, including the personnel, equipment, tools, materials and supplies to meet its customers’ natural gas compression needs. The aftermarket services segment provides a range of services to support the compression needs of customers, from parts sales and normal maintenance services to full operation of a customer’s owned assets.

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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