Cameron International (CAM) versus CSI Compressco (CCLP) Head-To-Head Survey

Cameron International (NYSE: CAM) and CSI Compressco (NASDAQ:CCLP) are both energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Cameron International and CSI Compressco, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cameron International 0 0 0 0 N/A
CSI Compressco 1 3 0 0 1.75

CSI Compressco has a consensus price target of $5.33, indicating a potential downside of 20.28%. Given CSI Compressco’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CSI Compressco is more favorable than Cameron International.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cameron International and CSI Compressco’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cameron International N/A N/A N/A $0.36 183.78
CSI Compressco $311.36 million 0.78 -$138.13 million ($1.25) -5.35

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

27.4% of CSI Compressco shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

CSI Compressco pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.2%. Cameron International does not pay a dividend. CSI Compressco pays out -60.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cameron International 7.17% 11.16% 5.17%
CSI Compressco -14.20% -35.88% -5.70%

Risk and Volatility

Cameron International has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CSI Compressco has a beta of 2.05, suggesting that its stock price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CSI Compressco beats Cameron International on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cameron International Company Profile

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.

CSI Compressco Company Profile

CSI Compressco LP is a provider of compression services and equipment for natural gas and oil production, gathering, transportation, processing and storage. The Company sells custom-designed compressor packages and oilfield fluid pump systems, and provides aftermarket services and compressor package parts and components manufactured by third-party suppliers. It provides these compression services and equipment to a base of natural gas and oil exploration and production, midstream and transmission companies operating throughout many of the onshore producing regions of the United States, as well as in a number of foreign countries, including Mexico, Canada and Argentina. It is a service provider of natural gas compression services in the United States, utilizing its fleet of compressor packages that employs a spectrum of low-, medium- and high-horsepower engines. As of December 31, 2016, its fleet included approximately 6,000 compressor packages.

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