Contrasting of FTS International Inc. (FTSI) and Geospace Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:GEOS)

We will be comparing the differences between FTS International Inc. (NYSE:FTSI) and Geospace Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:GEOS) as far as analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation are concerned. The two businesses are rivals in the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FTS International Inc. 7 0.37 N/A 1.14 3.48
Geospace Technologies Corporation 14 2.26 N/A -0.76 0.00

Table 1 highlights FTS International Inc. and Geospace Technologies Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.


Table 2 demonstrates the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of FTS International Inc. and Geospace Technologies Corporation.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FTS International Inc. 0.00% 194.4% 15.8%
Geospace Technologies Corporation 0.00% -5.8% -5.1%


The Current Ratio of FTS International Inc. is 2.4 while its Quick Ratio stands at 2. The Current Ratio of rival Geospace Technologies Corporation is 3.8 and its Quick Ratio is has 2.7. Geospace Technologies Corporation is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than FTS International Inc.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors held 77.7% of FTS International Inc. shares and 77.2% of Geospace Technologies Corporation shares. FTS International Inc.’s share held by insiders are 1.4%. Insiders Comparatively, held 2.2% of Geospace Technologies Corporation shares.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
FTS International Inc. -13.51% -28.34% -61.27% -51.23% -67.08% -44.16%
Geospace Technologies Corporation -5.51% 1.96% 17.1% 4.07% 12.3% 51.41%

For the past year FTS International Inc. has -44.16% weaker performance while Geospace Technologies Corporation has 51.41% stronger performance.

FTS International, Inc. provides hydraulic fracturing services in North America. Its services enhance hydrocarbon flow from oil and natural gas wells drilled by exploration and production companies (E&P), in shale and other unconventional resource formations. The company's wireline services primarily consist of setting plugs between hydraulic fracturing stages, creating perforations within hydraulic fracturing stages, and logging the characteristics of resource formations. It operates in five unconventional basins in the United States, including the Permian Basin, the SCOOP/STACK Formation, the Marcellus/Utica Shale, the Eagle Ford Shale, and the Haynesville Shale. As of December 31, 2017, it owned 51 wireline units; and had approximately 1.6 million hydraulic horsepower across 32 fleets. The company serves E&P companies that specialize in unconventional oil and natural gas resources. FTS International, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Geospace Technologies Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs and manufactures seismic instruments and equipment for the oil and gas industry in the United States, Canada, Colombia, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom. The company operates through two segments, Seismic and Non-Seismic. The Seismic segment offers land and marine nodal data acquisition systems; permanent land and seabed reservoir monitoring products and services; geophones and geophone strings; hydrophones; leader wires; connectors; telemetry cables; marine streamer retrieval and steering devices; and various other products. It also provides multi-component sensors; and seismic borehole acquisition systems. The Non-Seismic segment offers electronic pre-press products that employ direct thermal imaging and digital inkjet printing technologies targeted at the commercial graphics, industrial graphics, textile, and flexographic printing industries. This segment provides thermal imaging products for the commercial graphics industry; sensors and tools for vibration monitoring, mine safety application, and earthquake detection; cables for power and communication used in the offshore oil and gas, and offshore construction industries; water meter cables; and other specialty industrial cable and connector products. The company serves seismic contractors, and independent and government-owned oil and gas companies; direct users of equipment; specialized resellers; and specialty manufacturers, research institutions, and industrial product distributors. Geospace Technologies Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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