Head-To-Head Survey: Fitbit (FIT) & Mitcham Industries (MIND)

Mitcham Industries (NASDAQ: MIND) and Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) 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 risk, valuation, profitabiliy, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Mitcham Industries and Fitbit, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mitcham Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
Fitbit 3 13 6 0 2.14

Fitbit has a consensus target price of $8.48, indicating a potential upside of 59.63%. Given Fitbit’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Fitbit is more favorable than Mitcham Industries.

Risk & Volatility

Mitcham Industries has a beta of 1.28, suggesting that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fitbit has a beta of 2.54, suggesting that its stock price is 154% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

68.8% of Mitcham Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.7% of Fitbit shares are held by institutional investors. 9.7% of Mitcham Industries shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 29.1% of Fitbit shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Mitcham Industries and Fitbit’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mitcham Industries -61.58% -36.70% -29.47%
Fitbit -8.86% -14.57% -9.05%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mitcham Industries and Fitbit’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mitcham Industries $47.70 million 1.03 -$24.80 million ($2.49) -1.63
Fitbit $1.96 billion 0.62 -$160.66 million ($0.78) -6.81

Mitcham Industries has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Fitbit. Fitbit is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mitcham Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Fitbit beats Mitcham Industries on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mitcham Industries

Mitcham Industries, Inc. is a provider of equipment to the geophysical, oceanographic and hydrographic industries. The Company operates through two segments. The Equipment Leasing segment is primarily engaged in the leasing of seismic equipment to companies in the oil and gas industry across the world. The Equipment Manufacturing and Sales segment is engaged in the design, production and sale of marine seismic equipment, and oceanographic and hydrographic equipment. Its leasing business includes Mitcham Canada ULC, Seismic Asia Pacific Pty Ltd., Mitcham Seismic Eurasia LLC, Mitcham Europe Ltd. and Mitcham Marine Leasing Pte. Ltd. The Equipment Manufacturing and Sales Segment includes its Seamap International Holdings Pte, Ltd. (Seamap) business and Klein Marine Systems, Inc. (Klein). Seamap designs, manufactures and sells a range of products for the seismic, hydrographic and offshore industries. Klein develops and manufactures high performance side scan sonar systems.

About Fitbit

Fitbit, Inc. is a provider of health and fitness devices. The Company’s platform combines connected health and fitness devices with software and services, including an online dashboard and mobile applications, data analytics, motivational and social tools, personalized insights and virtual coaching through customized fitness plans and interactive workouts. It offers various fitness devices, including Fitbit Zip, Fitbit One, Fitbit Flex, Fitbit Flex 2, Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge 2, Fitbit Blaze, Fitbit Charge HR, Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Accessories and Aria. Its platform includes wearable connected health and fitness trackers, which are wrist-based and clippable devices that automatically track users daily steps, calories burned, distance traveled, and active minutes and display real-time feedback. Its trackers also measure sleep duration and quality, and its products track heart rate and global positioning system-based information. It also offers a wireless fidelity connected scale.

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