Head to Head Analysis: Methes Energies International (MEIL) and FutureFuel (FF)

Methes Energies International (OTCMKTS:MEIL) and FutureFuel (NYSE:FF) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.


This table compares Methes Energies International and FutureFuel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Methes Energies International N/A N/A N/A
FutureFuel 22.12% 14.61% 11.79%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Methes Energies International and FutureFuel’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Methes Energies International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
FutureFuel $275.03 million 2.63 $23.51 million N/A N/A

FutureFuel has higher revenue and earnings than Methes Energies International.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Methes Energies International and FutureFuel, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Methes Energies International 0 0 0 0 N/A
FutureFuel 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility and Risk

Methes Energies International has a beta of 2.04, suggesting that its stock price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FutureFuel has a beta of 1.73, suggesting that its stock price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500.


FutureFuel pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Methes Energies International does not pay a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

46.2% of FutureFuel shares are held by institutional investors. 13.9% of Methes Energies International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 41.5% of FutureFuel 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.


FutureFuel beats Methes Energies International on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Methes Energies International

Methes Energies International Ltd., a renewable energy company, produces and sells biodiesel fuel and biodiesel processing equipment in the United States and Canada. It offers Denami biodiesel processors. The company also produces glycerin and offer services related to the production of biodiesel, as well as purchases and sells feedstock. It sells its products and services to a network of biodiesel fuel producers. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About FutureFuel

FutureFuel Corp., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells diversified chemical products, bio-based products, and bio-based specialty chemical products in the United States. It operates in two segments, Chemicals and Biofuels. The Chemicals segment manufactures and sells custom chemicals, including agrochemicals and intermediates, detergent additives, biocides intermediates, specialty polymers, dyes, stabilizers, and chemicals intermediates; and chemicals used in consumer products consisting of cosmetics and personal care products, specialty polymers, and specialty products used in the fuels industry. This segment also offers performance chemicals, such as polymer modifiers that enhance stain resistance and dye-ability to nylon and polyester fibers; various small-volume specialty chemicals and solvents for a range of applications; and a family of acetal based solvents, including diethoxymethane, dimethoxymethane, dibutoxymethane, glycerol formal, and phenol sulfonic acid. Its chemical products are used in various markets and end uses comprising detergent, agrochemical, automotive, oil and gas, coatings, nutrition, and polymer additives. The Biofuels segment produces and sells biodiesel. It also sells petrodiesel in blends; and engages in buying, selling, and shipping of refined petroleum products on common carrier pipelines. This segment markets its biodiesel products directly to customers through railcars, tank trucks, and barges in the United States. The company was formerly known as Viceroy Acquisition Corporation and changed its name to FutureFuel Corp. in October 2006. FutureFuel Corp. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Clayton, Missouri.

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