Flotek Industries (FTK) & TETRA Technologies (TTI) Head-To-Head Contrast

Flotek Industries (NYSE: FTK) and TETRA Technologies (NYSE:TTI) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.


This table compares Flotek Industries and TETRA Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Flotek Industries -10.41% -1.64% -1.25%
TETRA Technologies -5.47% -6.89% -2.05%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

84.2% of Flotek Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.3% of TETRA Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 5.5% of Flotek Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.6% of TETRA Technologies shares are held by company 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Flotek Industries and TETRA Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Flotek Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00
TETRA Technologies 0 6 6 0 2.50

TETRA Technologies has a consensus target price of $5.11, suggesting a potential upside of 46.03%. Given TETRA Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe TETRA Technologies is more favorable than Flotek Industries.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Flotek Industries and TETRA Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Flotek Industries $262.83 million 1.04 -$49.13 million ($0.56) -8.62
TETRA Technologies $694.76 million 0.58 -$161.46 million ($0.42) -8.33

Flotek Industries has higher earnings, but lower revenue than TETRA Technologies. Flotek Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TETRA Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Flotek Industries has a beta of 1.77, indicating that its stock price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TETRA Technologies has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Flotek Industries Company Profile

Flotek Industries, Inc. is a technology-driven company. The Company develops and supplies chemistry and services to the oil and gas industries, and compounds to companies that make cleaning products, cosmetics, food and beverages, and other products that are sold in consumer and industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: Energy Chemistry Technologies (ECT), and Consumer and Industrial Chemistry Technologies (CICT). The ECT segment designs, develops, manufactures, packages and markets chemistries for use in oil and gas well drilling, cementing, completion and stimulation activities. Its ECT segment’s services include Reservoir Characterization, Polymer Conformance and Logistics Management. The CICT segment sources citrus oil domestically and internationally, and processor of citrus oils in the world. The CICT segment designs, develops and manufactures products that are sold to companies in the flavor and fragrance industries and specialty chemical industry.

TETRA Technologies Company Profile

TETRA Technologies, Inc. is an oil and gas services company. The Company focuses on completion fluids and associated products and services, water management, production well testing, offshore rig cooling, compression services and equipment, and offshore services, such as decommissioning and diving. It is composed of five segments organized into four divisions: Fluids, Production Testing, Compression and Offshore. The Fluids division manufactures and markets clear brine fluids, additives and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry. Its Production Testing division provides frac flowback services, production well testing services, offshore rig cooling and other associated services in various oil and gas producing regions. The Compression division provides compression services and equipment for natural gas and oil production, gathering, transportation, processing and storage. The Offshore division consists of two operating segments: Offshore Services and Maritech.

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