Reviewing Cypress Energy Partners (CELP) and Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII)

Oceaneering International (NYSE: OII) and Cypress Energy Partners (NYSE:CELP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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99.4% of Oceaneering International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.4% of Cypress Energy Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Oceaneering International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Oceaneering International and Cypress Energy Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oceaneering International 8.66% -0.49% -0.24%
Cypress Energy Partners 0.81% 46.27% 2.86%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Oceaneering International and Cypress Energy Partners’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oceaneering International $1.92 billion 1.03 $166.39 million ($0.07) -286.86
Cypress Energy Partners $286.34 million 0.27 -$810,000.00 $0.50 12.90

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Oceaneering International and Cypress Energy Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oceaneering International 3 15 3 0 2.00
Cypress Energy Partners 0 2 0 0 2.00

Oceaneering International currently has a consensus target price of $22.10, indicating a potential upside of 10.06%. Cypress Energy Partners has a consensus target price of $6.50, indicating a potential upside of 0.78%. Given Oceaneering International’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Oceaneering International is more favorable than Cypress Energy Partners.

Risk & Volatility

Oceaneering International has a beta of 1.39, suggesting that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cypress Energy Partners has a beta of 1.6, suggesting that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Oceaneering International pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Cypress Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.0%. Oceaneering International pays out -428.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cypress Energy Partners pays out 168.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Oceaneering International beats Cypress Energy Partners on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Oceaneering International Company Profile

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.

Cypress Energy Partners Company Profile

Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. provides pipeline inspection and integrity, and environmental services in North America. It operates in three segments: Pipeline Inspection Services (PIS), Integrity Services (IS), and Water and Environmental Services (W&ES). The PIS segment offers independent inspection services for various facilities and equipment, such as transmission pipelines, oil and natural gas gathering systems, pump and compressor stations, storage facilities and terminals, and gas distribution systems. It offers project coordination, staking, pig tracking, maintenance and construction inspection, ultrasonic nondestructive examination, and related data management services. The IS segment provides hydrostatic testing and related services, including filling, pressure testing, and dewatering to natural gas, petroleum, and pipeline construction companies. It performs various integrity services on newly constructed and existing oil and natural gas pipelines. The W&ES segment provides saltwater disposal (SWD) services; and owns and operates eight commercial SWD facilities in the Bakken Shale region of the Williston Basin in North Dakota, as well as one SWD facilities in the Permian Basin in Texas. This segment also provides flowback water management services by disposing flowback water produced from hydraulic fracturing operations during the completion of oil and natural gas wells; offers water management services by disposing naturally occurring water that is extracted during the oil and natural gas production process; separates residual oil from the saltwater stream and sells it to third-parties; and manages existing SWD facilities. It serves oil and natural gas producers, pipeline owners and operators, public utility or local distribution companies, trucking companies, and third-party purchasers of residual oil. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. is a subsidiary of Cypress Energy Holdings, LLC.

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