Baker Hughes A GE (BHI) and Cameron International (CAM) Financial Contrast

Baker Hughes A GE (NYSE: BHI) and Cameron International (NYSE:CAM) are both large-cap energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Dividends

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Baker Hughes A GE pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Cameron International does not pay a dividend. Baker Hughes A GE pays out -25.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Baker Hughes A GE has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cameron International has a beta of 0.68, indicating that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Baker Hughes A GE and Cameron International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Baker Hughes A GE 1 6 4 0 2.27
Cameron International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Baker Hughes A GE presently has a consensus price target of $52.67, indicating a potential downside of 8.69%. Given Baker Hughes A GE’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Baker Hughes A GE is more favorable than Cameron International.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Baker Hughes A GE and Cameron International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Baker Hughes A GE N/A N/A N/A ($2.70) -21.36
Cameron International N/A N/A N/A $0.36 183.36

Baker Hughes A GE is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cameron International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.3% of Baker Hughes A GE shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Baker Hughes A GE shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Baker Hughes A GE and Cameron International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Baker Hughes A GE -1.42% -0.29% -0.59%
Cameron International 7.17% 11.16% 5.17%

Summary

Baker Hughes A GE beats Cameron International on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Baker Hughes A GE Company Profile

Baker Hughes, a GE Company is an oil and gas company. The Company is a provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. The Company’s products and services include upstream, midstream, downstream, industrial and digital. The Company’s upstream, which includes evaluation, drilling, completions and production. Midstream enables the power and compression efficiency for LNG and pipeline and storage. Downstream builds reliability and safety into process operations that includes refining and petrochemical and fertilizer solutions. The company’s industrial solutions offers power generation, to advanced control systems and sensing technology that power industrial facilities. Digital transformation integrates data on an open platform with security and scale. The digital transformation enables field services with real-time insights. The Company’s technology delivers capacities in smaller footprints.

Cameron International Company Profile

Cameron International Corporation (Cameron), incorporated on November 10, 1994, provides flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. The Company operates through four business segments: Subsea, Surface, Drilling and Valves & Measurement (V&M). The Subsea segment delivers integrated solutions, products, systems and services to the subsea oil and gas market, including integrated subsea production systems. Cameron’s Surface segment designs and manufactures wellhead and Christmas tree systemsfor onshore and offshore topside applications – from conventional to high-pressure, high temperature systems, to specialized systems for dry completions and heavy oil. The Drilling segment is a global supplier of integrated drilling systems. The V&M segment’s businesses provide valves and measurement systems. Its businesses serve portions of the upstream, midstream and downstream markets.

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