Carbo Ceramics (CRR) vs. Oceaneering International (OII) Head to Head Review

Carbo Ceramics (NYSE: CRR) and Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

82.5% of Carbo Ceramics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.1% of Oceaneering International shares are held by institutional investors. 18.0% of Carbo Ceramics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Oceaneering International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Carbo Ceramics and Oceaneering International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Carbo Ceramics $127.54 million 1.35 -$64.41 million ($3.53) -1.80
Oceaneering International $2.00 billion 1.11 $236.08 million ($0.29) -77.83

Oceaneering International has higher revenue and earnings than Carbo Ceramics. Oceaneering International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Carbo Ceramics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Oceaneering International pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Carbo Ceramics does not pay a dividend. Oceaneering International pays out -206.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Carbo Ceramics has a beta of 1.67, indicating that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oceaneering International has a beta of 1.66, indicating that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Carbo Ceramics and Oceaneering International, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carbo Ceramics 1 5 1 0 2.00
Oceaneering International 3 7 5 0 2.13

Carbo Ceramics presently has a consensus price target of $10.93, suggesting a potential upside of 71.83%. Oceaneering International has a consensus price target of $28.50, suggesting a potential upside of 26.27%. Given Carbo Ceramics’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Carbo Ceramics is more favorable than Oceaneering International.


This table compares Carbo Ceramics and Oceaneering International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carbo Ceramics -72.46% -12.72% -10.76%
Oceaneering International -1.41% 1.14% 0.55%


Oceaneering International beats Carbo Ceramics on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Carbo Ceramics

CARBO Ceramics Inc. is a technology company that provides products and services to the global oil and gas and industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: Oilfield Technologies and Services, and Environmental Products and Services. The Company’s oilfield technologies and services segment includes the manufacturing and selling of proppant products for use primarily in the hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas wells, Fracpro software for the design of fracture treatments, and StrataGen consulting services for the optimizing of well completions. The Company’s environmental products and services segment is intended to protect operators’ assets, minimize environmental risks, and lower lease operating expense (LOE). The Company, through Asset Guard Products Inc. (AGPI), provides spill prevention, containment and countermeasure systems for the oil and gas industry. The Company manufactures various ceramic proppants.

About Oceaneering International

Oceaneering International, Inc. is an oilfield provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications. The Company’s business segments are contained within two businesses: services and products provided to the oil and gas industry (Oilfield) and all other services and products (Advanced Technologies). Its four business segments within the Oilfield business are Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), Subsea Products, Subsea Projects and Asset Integrity. The services and products it provides to the oil and gas industry include remotely operated vehicles, specialty subsea hardware, engineering and project management, subsea intervention services, including manned diving, survey and positioning services and asset integrity and nondestructive testing services. The Company serves the defense, aerospace and commercial theme park industries.

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