Financial Comparison: Gulf Island Fabrication (GIFI) and Flotek Industries (FTK)

Gulf Island Fabrication (NASDAQ: GIFI) and Flotek Industries (NYSE:FTK) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

67.2% of Gulf Island Fabrication shares are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of Gulf Island Fabrication shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of Flotek Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Gulf Island Fabrication has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Flotek Industries has a beta of 1.76, suggesting that its stock price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Gulf Island Fabrication pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Flotek Industries does not pay a dividend. Gulf Island Fabrication pays out -2.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Gulf Island Fabrication and Flotek Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gulf Island Fabrication -9.96% -7.83% -6.35%
Flotek Industries -10.49% -2.07% -1.57%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Gulf Island Fabrication and Flotek Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gulf Island Fabrication 0 0 0 0 N/A
Flotek Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Gulf Island Fabrication and Flotek Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gulf Island Fabrication $204.71 million 0.78 -$10.08 million ($1.37) -7.81
Flotek Industries $300.07 million 1.14 $2.51 million ($0.56) -10.62

Flotek Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Gulf Island Fabrication. Flotek Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Gulf Island Fabrication, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Flotek Industries beats Gulf Island Fabrication on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Gulf Island Fabrication Company Profile

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (Gulf Island) is a holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a fabricator of steel platforms and other specialized structures for customers in the offshore oil and gas industry. It also performs onshore and offshore construction and fabrication services for customers in the marine industry. Its primary activity is the fabrication of offshore drilling and production platforms and other steel structures for customers in the oil and gas and marine industries, including jackets and deck sections of fixed production platforms, hull, tendon, and/or deck sections of floating production platforms, piles, wellhead protectors. It conducts its operations through its subsidiaries, which include Gulf Island, L.L.C.; Gulf Marine Fabricators, L.P.; Gulf Island Marine Fabricators, L.L.C.; Gulf Island Shipyards, L.L.C.; Dolphin Services, L.L.C.; and Dolphin Steel Sales, L.L.C.

Flotek Industries Company Profile

Flotek Industries, Inc. is a technology-driven company. The Company develops and supplies chemistry and services to the oil and gas industries, and compounds to companies that make cleaning products, cosmetics, food and beverages, and other products that are sold in consumer and industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: Energy Chemistry Technologies (ECT), and Consumer and Industrial Chemistry Technologies (CICT). The ECT segment designs, develops, manufactures, packages and markets chemistries for use in oil and gas well drilling, cementing, completion and stimulation activities. Its ECT segment’s services include Reservoir Characterization, Polymer Conformance and Logistics Management. The CICT segment sources citrus oil domestically and internationally, and processor of citrus oils in the world. The CICT segment designs, develops and manufactures products that are sold to companies in the flavor and fragrance industries and specialty chemical industry.

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