Freestone Resources (OTCMKTS:FSNR) & Weatherford International (NASDAQ:WFRD) Critical Survey

Weatherford International (NASDAQ:WFRDGet Rating) and Freestone Resources (OTCMKTS:FSNRGet Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Weatherford International and Freestone Resources’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Weatherford International $3.65 billion 0.64 -$450.00 million ($5.91) -5.60
Freestone Resources N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Freestone Resources has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Weatherford International.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.1% of Weatherford International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Freestone Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 13.3% of Freestone Resources shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Weatherford International and Freestone Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Weatherford International -11.04% -33.91% -4.28%
Freestone Resources N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Weatherford International and Freestone Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Weatherford International 0 0 2 0 3.00
Freestone Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A

Weatherford International currently has a consensus price target of $47.00, suggesting a potential upside of 41.91%. Given Weatherford International’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Weatherford International is more favorable than Freestone Resources.

Weatherford International Company Profile (Get Rating)

Weatherford International plc, an energy services company, provides equipment and services for the drilling, evaluation, completion, production, and intervention of oil, geothermal, and natural gas wells worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Western Hemisphere and Eastern Hemisphere. It offers artificial lift systems, including reciprocating rod, progressing cavity pumping, gas, hydraulic, plunger, and hybrid lift systems, as well as related automation and control systems; pressure pumping and reservoir stimulation services, such as acidizing, fracturing, cementing, and coiled-tubing intervention; and drill stem test tools, surface well testing, and multiphase flow measurement services. The company also provides safety, downhole reservoir monitoring, flow control, and multistage fracturing systems, as well as sand-control technologies, and production and isolation packers; liner hangers to suspend a casing string in high-temperature and high-pressure wells; cementing products, including plugs, float and stage equipment, and torque-and-drag reduction technology for zonal isolation; and pre-job planning and installation services. In addition, it offers directional drilling services, and logging and measurement services while drilling; services related to rotary-steerable systems, high-temperature and high-pressure sensors, drilling reamers, and circulation subs; rotating control devices and advanced automated control systems, as well as closed-loop drilling, air drilling, managed-pressure drilling, and underbalanced drilling services; open hole and cased-hole logging services; and intervention and remediation services. Further, the company provides tubular handling, management, and connection services; and re-entry, fishing, wellbore cleaning, and well abandonment services, as well as patented bottom hole, tubularhandling equipment, pressure-control equipment, and drill pipe and collars. The company was incorporated in 1972 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Freestone Resources Company Profile (Get Rating)

Freestone Resources, Inc. is an oil and gas technology development company, which engages in the development and marketing of technologies and solvents. The company was founded on January 22, 1997 and is headquartered in Ennis, TX.

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