ProFrac (NASDAQ:ACDC) and Cal Dive International (OTCMKTS:CDVIQ) Head-To-Head Contrast

ProFrac (NASDAQ:ACDCGet Free Report) and Cal Dive International (OTCMKTS:CDVIQGet Free Report) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

ProFrac has a beta of 0.76, indicating that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cal Dive International has a beta of 1.24, indicating that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares ProFrac and Cal Dive International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ProFrac -5.35% -1.00% -0.40%
Cal Dive International N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ProFrac and Cal Dive International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ProFrac $2.63 billion 0.56 -$97.70 million ($0.93) -9.88
Cal Dive International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Cal Dive International has lower revenue, but higher earnings than ProFrac.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for ProFrac and Cal Dive International, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ProFrac 0 2 2 0 2.50
Cal Dive International 0 0 0 0 N/A

ProFrac presently has a consensus price target of $11.88, indicating a potential upside of 29.22%.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

12.8% of ProFrac shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of ProFrac shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.7% of Cal Dive International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Cal Dive International beats ProFrac on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ProFrac

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ProFrac Holding Corp. operates as a technology-focused energy services holding company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Stimulation Services, Manufacturing, and Proppant Production. The company offers hydraulic fracturing, well stimulation, in-basin frac sand, and other completion services and complementary products and services to upstream oil and natural gas companies engaged in the exploration and production of unconventional oil and natural gas resources. It also manufactures and sells high horsepower pumps, valves, piping, swivels, large-bore manifold systems, and fluid ends. ProFrac Holding Corp. was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Willow Park, Texas.

About Cal Dive International

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Cal Dive International, Inc. operates as a marine contractor that provides manned diving, pipelay and pipe burial, platform installation and salvage, and light well intervention services to the offshore oil and natural gas industry. It owns a fleet of dive support vessels and construction barges. The company has operations in the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf, the Northeastern United States, Latin America, Southeast Asia, China, Australia, West Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Cal Dive International, Inc. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. On March 3, 2015, Cal Dive International, Inc., along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

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