Comparing Petrofac (POFCF) & Liberty Oilfield Services (LBRT)

Petrofac (OTCMKTS:POFCF) and Liberty Oilfield Services (NYSE:LBRT) are both energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Petrofac and Liberty Oilfield Services, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Petrofac 0 3 3 0 2.50
Liberty Oilfield Services 0 4 7 0 2.64

Liberty Oilfield Services has a consensus target price of $23.25, indicating a potential upside of 49.13%. Given Liberty Oilfield Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Oilfield Services is more favorable than Petrofac.

Dividends

Liberty Oilfield Services pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Petrofac does not pay a dividend. Liberty Oilfield Services pays out 11.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Petrofac and Liberty Oilfield Services’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Petrofac N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Liberty Oilfield Services $2.16 billion 0.81 $126.35 million $1.81 8.61

Liberty Oilfield Services has higher revenue and earnings than Petrofac.

Profitability

This table compares Petrofac and Liberty Oilfield Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Petrofac N/A N/A N/A
Liberty Oilfield Services 5.86% 17.91% 11.84%

Summary

Liberty Oilfield Services beats Petrofac on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Petrofac

Petrofac Limited, an oilfield service company, provides facilities solutions to the oil and gas production and processing industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Engineering & Construction; Engineering & Production Services; and Integrated Energy Services. The Engineering & Construction segment provides engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning services to the onshore oil and gas industry. The Engineering & Production Services segment offers concept, feasibility, and front-end engineering and full project delivery, as well as a range of operations, maintenance, and engineering services for onshore and offshore projects. The Integrated Energy Services segment provides an integrated service for clients under flexible commercial models that are aligned with their requirements in projects, including upstream developments, related energy infrastructure projects, and investments. Petrofac Limited was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in St Helier, the Channel Islands.

About Liberty Oilfield Services

Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. provides hydraulic fracturing services to onshore oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in North America. The company offers its services primarily in the Permian Basin, the Eagle Ford Shale, the Denver-Julesburg Basin, the Williston Basin, and the Powder River Basin. Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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