CGG (CGG) vs. Select Egy Svcs (WTTR) Head-To-Head Comparison

CGG (NYSE: CGG) and Select Egy Svcs (NYSE:WTTR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for CGG and Select Egy Svcs, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CGG 0 0 0 0 N/A
Select Egy Svcs 1 1 6 0 2.63

Select Egy Svcs has a consensus price target of $19.00, indicating a potential upside of 10.02%. Given Select Egy Svcs’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Select Egy Svcs is more favorable than CGG.


This table compares CGG and Select Egy Svcs’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CGG -57.48% -80.57% -15.78%
Select Egy Svcs -6.18% -6.04% -4.91%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.2% of CGG shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.3% of Select Egy Svcs shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CGG and Select Egy Svcs’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CGG $1.20 billion 0.09 -$573.40 million ($32.40) -0.14
Select Egy Svcs $302.39 million 6.07 -$307.52 million $4.00 4.32

Select Egy Svcs has lower revenue, but higher earnings than CGG. CGG is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Select Egy Svcs, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Select Egy Svcs beats CGG on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CGG

CGG SA (CGG) is a manufacturer of geophysical equipment. The Company provides marine, land and airborne data acquisition services, as well as a range of other geoscience services, including data imaging, geoscience and petroleum engineering consulting services, and collecting, developing and licensing geological data. Its segments include Contractual Data Acquisition; Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR); Equipment, and Non-Operated Resources. The Contractual Data Acquisition includes marine, and land and multi-physics. Its GGR segment includes the Multi-client business line and the Subsurface Imaging and Reservoir business lines (processing and imaging of geophysical data, reservoir characterization, geophysical consulting and software services, geological data library and data management solutions). The Equipment segment consists of its manufacturing and sales activities for seismic equipment. It operates through Saturno, a multi-client survey over Santos Basin Offshore Brazil.

About Select Egy Svcs

Select Energy Services, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is provider of total water solutions to the United States unconventional oil and gas industry. The Company is engaged in sourcing and transfer of water prior to its use in drilling and completion activities associated with hydraulic fracturing or fracking, which collectively referrd to as pre-frac water services. The Company provides its services to integrated and exploration and production (E&P) companies. Its operating segments include water solutions, accommodation and rentals, and wellsite completion and constructive services. The Company’s services include water sourcing, water transfer, water treatment, fluid handling, disposal solutions, accommodations, rentals, and wellsite construction. The Company also provides complementary water-related services that support oil and gas well completion and production activities including containment, monitoring, treatment, flowback, hauling and disposal.

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