Head-To-Head Analysis: QS Energy (OTCMKTS:QSEP) vs. Weatherford International (NASDAQ:WFRD)

QS Energy (OTCMKTS:QSEPGet Rating) and Weatherford International (NASDAQ:WFRDGet Rating) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

2.6% of QS Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.1% of Weatherford International shares are held by institutional investors. 8.1% of QS Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for QS Energy and Weatherford International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QS Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Weatherford International 0 0 2 0 3.00

Weatherford International has a consensus target price of $47.00, indicating a potential upside of 55.94%. Given Weatherford International’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Weatherford International is more favorable than QS Energy.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QS Energy N/A N/A -572.00%
Weatherford International -11.04% -36.94% -4.35%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares QS Energy and Weatherford International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
QS Energy N/A N/A -$1.42 million N/A N/A
Weatherford International $3.65 billion 0.58 -$450.00 million ($5.91) -5.10

QS Energy has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Weatherford International.


Weatherford International beats QS Energy on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About QS Energy (Get Rating)

QS Energy, Inc. develops and commercializes energy efficiency technologies in the United States and internationally. The company's energy efficiency technologies assist in meeting energy demands, enhancing the economics of oil transport, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Its intellectual properties include a portfolio of domestic and international patents, which have been developed in conjunction with and licensed from Temple University of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company's primary technology is Applied Oil Technology, a commercial-grade crude oil pipeline transportation flow-assurance product that reduces crude oil viscosity by applying a high intensity electrical field to crude oil while in transit. It serves upstream and midstream energy sectors. The company was formerly known as Save the World Air, Inc. and changed its name to QS Energy, Inc. in August 2015. QS Energy, Inc. was incorporated in 1998 and is based in Carson City, Nevada.

About Weatherford International (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.

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