Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ: TUSK) and Hess (NYSE:HES) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
71.2% of Mammoth Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.4% of Hess shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Mammoth Energy Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of Hess shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Mammoth Energy Services and Hess, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Mammoth Energy Services||0||1||9||0||2.90|
Mammoth Energy Services presently has a consensus price target of $28.78, suggesting a potential downside of 2.12%. Hess has a consensus price target of $52.24, suggesting a potential upside of 7.96%. Given Hess’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hess is more favorable than Mammoth Energy Services.
Hess pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Mammoth Energy Services does not pay a dividend. Hess pays out -7.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Mammoth Energy Services and Hess’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Mammoth Energy Services||8.54%||14.30%||9.44%|
Risk and Volatility
Mammoth Energy Services has a beta of 1.44, suggesting that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hess has a beta of 1.6, suggesting that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Mammoth Energy Services and Hess’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Mammoth Energy Services||$691.50 million||1.90||$58.96 million||$1.30||22.62|
|Hess||$5.41 billion||2.82||-$4.07 billion||($13.12)||-3.69|
Mammoth Energy Services has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Hess. Hess is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mammoth Energy Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
About Mammoth Energy Services
Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. is an integrated oilfield service company. The Company is engaged in the exploration and development of North American onshore unconventional oil and natural gas reserves. The Company’s segments include Contract Land and Directional Drilling Services; Completion and Production Services; Natural Sand Proppant Services, and Remote Accommodation Services. Its Completion and Production Services division provides pressure pumping services, pressure control Services, flowback services and equipment rentals. Its Natural Sand Proppant Services division is engaged in selling, distributing and producing proppant for hydraulic fracturing. Its Contract Land and Directional Drilling Services division provides drilling rigs and crews for operators, as well as rental equipment. Its Remote Accommodation Services division provides housing, kitchen and dining, and recreational service facilities for oilfield workers located in remote areas.
Hess Corporation is an exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in exploration, development, production, transportation, purchase and sale of crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL) and natural gas. The Company’s segments include Exploration and Production, and Bakken Midstream. Its Exploration and Production segment explores for, develops, produces, purchases and sells crude oil, NGLs and natural gas with production operations primarily in the United States, Denmark, the Malaysia/Thailand Joint Development Area (JDA), Malaysia and Norway. The Bakken Midstream segment provides fee-based services, including crude oil and natural gas gathering, processing of natural gas and the fractionation of NGLs, transportation of crude oil by rail car, terminaling and loading crude oil and NGLs, and the storage and terminaling of propane, primarily in the Bakken shale play of North Dakota.
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