Analyzing Oil States International (NYSE:OIS) & Baker Hughes (NYSE:BKR)

Oil States International (NYSE:OIS) and Baker Hughes (NYSE:BKR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Oil States International and Baker Hughes’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Oil States International-6.70%-2.71%-1.94%
Baker Hughes0.89%1.19%0.78%

Dividends

Baker Hughes pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Oil States International does not pay a dividend. Baker Hughes pays out 109.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Oil States International and Baker Hughes’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Oil States International$1.09 billion0.92-$19.10 million($0.12)-137.25
Baker Hughes$22.88 billion1.01$195.00 million$0.6633.71

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

48.4% of Baker Hughes shares are owned by ....

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