Critical Review: Freestone Resources (OTCMKTS:FSNR) versus Weatherford International (OTCMKTS:WFTIF)
Freestone Resources (OTCMKTS:FSNR) and Weatherford International (OTCMKTS:WFTIF) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Freestone Resources and Weatherford International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Freestone Resources||$1.16 million||2.88||-$1.13 million||N/A||N/A|
|Weatherford International||$5.74 billion||0.01||-$2.81 billion||($0.59)||-0.08|
This table compares Freestone Resources and Weatherford International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Freestone Resources and Weatherford International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
85.7% of Weatherford International shares are held by institutional investors. 13.3% of Freestone Resources shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Weatherford International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk & Volatility
Freestone Resources has a beta of -0.75, meaning that its stock price is 175% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Weatherford International has a beta of 2.86, meaning that its stock price is 186% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Weatherford International beats Freestone Resources on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Freestone Resources Company Profile
Freestone Resources, Inc., an oil and gas technology development company, engages in the development and marketing of technologies and solvents for various sectors in the oil and gas industry. The company offers Petrozene solvent that is primarily used to dissolve paraffin buildup and used for pipelines, oil storage tanks, oil sludge build up, de-emulsification, and well treatment, as well as used as a corrosion inhibitor and as a catalyst in opening up formations thereby aiding in oil production. It also provides specialized off-the-road (OTR) tire repair services; offers disposal services for OTR tires; sells used OTR tires; and recycles OTR tires. Freestone Resources, Inc. is based in Ennis, Texas.
Weatherford International Company Profile
Weatherford International Plc provides equipment and services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry. It operates through two segments: Western Hemisphere and Eastern Hemispher. The company products and services are Drilling and Evaluation, Production, Completions, and Well Construction. Weatherford International was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland.
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