Reviewing Solaris Oilfield Infra (SOI) & Oil States International (OIS)

Oil States International (NYSE: OIS) and Solaris Oilfield Infra (NYSE:SOI) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and dividends.


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This table compares Oil States International and Solaris Oilfield Infra’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oil States International -12.65% -4.57% -4.00%
Solaris Oilfield Infra 12.50% 11.07% 9.77%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.4% of Oil States International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.5% of Solaris Oilfield Infra shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Oil States International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.4% of Solaris Oilfield Infra shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Oil States International and Solaris Oilfield Infra’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oil States International $670.63 million 2.92 -$84.85 million ($1.06) -30.80
Solaris Oilfield Infra $67.39 million 11.94 $7.30 million $0.48 36.40

Solaris Oilfield Infra has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Oil States International. Oil States International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Solaris Oilfield Infra, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Oil States International and Solaris Oilfield Infra, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oil States International 0 8 6 0 2.43
Solaris Oilfield Infra 0 1 13 0 2.93

Oil States International presently has a consensus target price of $29.20, indicating a potential downside of 10.57%. Solaris Oilfield Infra has a consensus target price of $19.23, indicating a potential upside of 10.06%. Given Solaris Oilfield Infra’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Solaris Oilfield Infra is more favorable than Oil States International.


Solaris Oilfield Infra beats Oil States International on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Oil States International

Oil States International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides specialty products and services to oil and gas companies worldwide. It operates through two segments, Well Site Services and Offshore/Manufactured Products. The Well Site Services segment offers a range of equipment and services that are used to drill for, establish, and maintain the flow of oil and natural gas from a well throughout its lifecycle. Its services for the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry, including wellhead isolation services; wireline and coiled tubing support services; frac valve and flowback services; well testing, including separators and line heaters; ball launching services; downhole extended-reach technology; pipe recovery systems; thru-tubing milling and fishing services; hydraulic chokes and manifolds; blow out preventers; and gravel pack and sand control operations on well bores. The Offshore/Manufactured Products segment engages in the design, manufacture, fabrication, inspection, assembly, repair, testing, and marketing of OEM equipment for mooring, pipeline, production and drilling risers, and subsea applications along with equipment for offshore vessel and rig construction. Its products and services comprise flexible bearings and connection systems; casing and conductor connections and joints; subsea pipeline products; compact ball valves, manifold system components, and diverter valves; marine winches, mooring systems, cranes, and other heavy-lift rig equipment; production, workover, completion, and drilling riser systems and their related repair services; blowout preventer stack assembly, integration, testing, and repair services; consumable downhole products; and welding, cladding, and other metallurgical technologies. Oil States International, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

About Solaris Oilfield Infra

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. manufactures and sells patented mobile proppant management systems to unload, store, and deliver proppant at oil and natural gas well sites in the United States. The company's systems are designed for transferring large quantities of proppant to the well sites. It also provides real-time inventory management solutions for proppant mining, rail shipping, and transloading operations. The company serves oil and natural gas exploration and production, as well as oilfield service companies. Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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