Contrasting Flotek Industries (NYSE:FTK) and Atotech (NYSE:ATC)

Flotek Industries (NYSE:FTK) and Atotech (NYSE:ATC) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Flotek Industries and Atotech’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Flotek Industries $53.14 million 2.82 -$136.45 million N/A N/A
Atotech $1.23 billion 3.74 -$289.40 million ($4.64) -5.11

Flotek Industries has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Atotech.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

31.9% of Flotek Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.0% of Atotech shares are held by institutional investors. 9.9% of Flotek Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Flotek Industries and Atotech’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Flotek Industries -177.57% -65.46% -41.90%
Atotech N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Flotek Industries and Atotech, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Flotek Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
Atotech 0 1 8 0 2.89

Atotech has a consensus target price of $23.57, indicating a potential downside of 0.54%. Given Atotech’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Atotech is more favorable than Flotek Industries.


Atotech beats Flotek Industries on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Flotek Industries Company Profile

Flotek Industries, Inc. operates as a technology-driven chemistry and data company that serves customers across industrial, commercial, and consumer markets in the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Chemistry Technologies and Data Analytics. The Chemistry Technologies segment designs, develops, manufactures, packages, distributes, delivers, and markets reservoir-centric fluid systems, including specialty and conventional chemistries, for use in oil and gas well drilling, cementing, completion, remediation, and stimulation activities designed to maximize recovery in new and mature fields, as well as to reduce health and environmental risk by using greener chemicals. This segment serves integrated oil and gas, oilfield services, independent oil and gas, international supply chain management, and national and state-owned oil companies. The Data Analytics segment designs, develops, produces, sells, and supports equipment and services that create and provide valuable real time information about the composition and properties for customers' oil, natural gas, and refined products. This segment sells Verax analyzers, deployed in the field across the oil and gas sector, to support contracts and software services via its cloud-based Viper software platform, as well as sells hardware-related solutions. It sells its products directly through its sales force and contractual agency arrangements. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Atotech Company Profile

Atotech Limited, a chemicals technology company, provides specialty electroplating and surface finishing solutions worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Electronics (EL) and General Metal Finishing (GMF). The EL segment manufactures and supplies chemistry, production equipment, and services to the electronics industry, which include printed circuit board manufacturers, package substrate makers, and semiconductor companies. Its products and technologies serve the principal electronics end-markets, including communication, computer, automotive, industrial, medical, aerospace, and military industries. The GMF segment provides chemistry, production technology, and services to the surface finishing industries in various areas of application. Its products and technologies serve the primary surface finishing end-markets comprising the automotive, consumer electronics, construction, sanitary, white goods, and oil and gas industries. The company also offers on-site support and training services. Atotech Limited was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in West Bromwich, United Kingdom.

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