US Well Services (NASDAQ: USWS) is one of 35 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare US Well Services to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
46.7% of US Well Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.1% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.9% of US Well Services shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.2% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares US Well Services and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|US Well Services||$648.85 million||-$65.90 million||-5.88|
|US Well Services Competitors||$3.85 billion||$272.45 million||11.25|
US Well Services’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than US Well Services. US Well Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for US Well Services and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|US Well Services||0||0||1||0||3.00|
|US Well Services Competitors||398||1642||2164||94||2.45|
US Well Services presently has a consensus price target of $7.90, suggesting a potential upside of 1.02%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 57.61%. Given US Well Services’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe US Well Services has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
This table compares US Well Services and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|US Well Services||N/A||-51.45%||-13.66%|
|US Well Services Competitors||-6.84%||2.57%||1.62%|
US Well Services competitors beat US Well Services on 9 of the 12 factors compared.
US Well Services Company Profile
U.S. Well Services, Inc. operates as an oilfield service company in the United States. It provides hydraulic fracturing services for the oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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