Financial Review: Glori Energy (GLRI) & Weatherford International (WFT)

Glori Energy (OTCMKTS: GLRI) and Weatherford International (NYSE:WFT) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Glori Energy and Weatherford International, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Glori Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Weatherford International 1 4 19 0 2.75

Weatherford International has a consensus target price of $6.03, suggesting a potential upside of 73.22%. Given Weatherford International’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Weatherford International is more favorable than Glori Energy.


This table compares Glori Energy and Weatherford International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Glori Energy N/A N/A N/A
Weatherford International -25.36% -67.44% -9.20%

Risk & Volatility

Glori Energy has a beta of 4.6, meaning that its share price is 360% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Weatherford International has a beta of 2.37, meaning that its share price is 137% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Glori Energy and Weatherford International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Glori Energy $9.00 million 0.04 -$36.25 million ($1.14) -0.01
Weatherford International $5.75 billion 0.60 -$3.39 billion ($1.47) -2.37

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


Glori Energy beats Weatherford International on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Glori Energy Company Profile

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.

Weatherford International Company Profile

Weatherford International Ltd. (Weatherford) is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 860 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people.

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