Financial Comparison: Recon Technology (RCON) & Oceaneering International (OII)

Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) and Recon Technology (NASDAQ:RCON) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Oceaneering International and Recon Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Oceaneering International013302.19
Recon Technology00103.00

Oceaneering International currently has a consensus target price of $23.75, suggesting a potential upside of 116.65%. Recon Technology has a consensus target price of $2.00, suggesting a potential upside of 159.64%. Given Recon Technology’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Recon Technology is more favorable than Oceaneering International.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.1% of Recon Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Oceaneering International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 28.0% of Recon Technology shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Oceaneering International and Recon Technology’s gross revenue, ea....

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