Ion Geophysical (NYSE:IO) & China Oilfield Services (CHOLY) Financial Contrast
Ion Geophysical (NYSE:IO) and China Oilfield Services (OTCMKTS:CHOLY) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
Volatility and Risk
Ion Geophysical has a beta of 2.84, suggesting that its share price is 184% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Oilfield Services has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.
China Oilfield Services pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Ion Geophysical does not pay a dividend. China Oilfield Services pays out 750.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
This table compares Ion Geophysical and China Oilfield Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|China Oilfield Services||-0.59%||-0.33%||-0.16%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Ion Geophysical and China Oilfield Services’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ion Geophysical||$197.55 million||0.34||-$30.24 million||($1.61)||-2.99|
|China Oilfield Services||$2.57 billion||0.60||$4.89 million||$0.02||8....|