Reviewing C&J Energy Services (CJ) & Tesco Corporation (TESO)

Tesco Corporation (NASDAQ: TESO) and C&J Energy Services (NYSE:CJ) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.


This table compares Tesco Corporation and C&J Energy Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tesco Corporation -38.60% -16.27% -14.47%
C&J Energy Services N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Tesco Corporation and C&J Energy Services, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tesco Corporation 1 2 2 0 2.20
C&J Energy Services 0 1 12 0 2.92

Tesco Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $6.00, indicating a potential upside of 53.85%. C&J Energy Services has a consensus target price of $41.00, indicating a potential upside of 37.86%. Given Tesco Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Tesco Corporation is more favorable than C&J Energy Services.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.2% of Tesco Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of Tesco Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Tesco Corporation and C&J Energy Services’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tesco Corporation $134.70 million 1.35 -$117.92 million ($1.26) -3.10
C&J Energy Services N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

C&J Energy Services has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Tesco Corporation.


C&J Energy Services beats Tesco Corporation on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Tesco Corporation Company Profile

Tesco Corporation is a provider of technology-based solutions for drilling, servicing and completion of wells for the upstream energy industry. The Company’s operations consist of top drives and automated pipe handling equipment sales and rentals; aftermarket sales and services, and tubular services, including related products and accessories sales. Its segments include Products, Tubular Services, Research and Engineering, and Corporate and Other. The Products segment includes top drives and automated pipe handling equipment sales, rentals and aftermarket sales and services. The Tubular Services segment includes onshore and offshore tubular services and sales of related products and accessories. The Research and Engineering segment includes internal research, engineering, and development activities related to its products and tubular services. The Corporate and Other segment includes executive management and various global support and compliance functions.

C&J Energy Services Company Profile

C&J Energy Services, Inc. is a completion and production services company, which provides well construction, well completions and well services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates through three segments: Completion Services, Well Support Services and Other Services. The Company also manufactures, repairs and refurbishes equipment used in the oilfield services industry. It operates in various North American onshore basins. Its Completion Services segment includes the hydraulic fracturing services, cased-hole wireline services, coiled tubing services and other well stimulation services. Its Well Support Services segment includes services, including rig services, fluid management services and other special well site services. Other services segment includes directional drilling services, equipment manufacturing and repair, specialty chemicals sales, research and technology, and the Middle East operations, as well as cementing services.

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