Analyzing FTS International (NYSE:FTSI) & Its Peers

FTS International (NYSE: FTSI) is one of 34 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare FTS International to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.2% of FTS International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.1% of FTS International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.6% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

FTS International has a beta of 1.2, meaning that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FTS International’s competitors have a beta of 1.87, meaning that their average stock price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares FTS International and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
FTS International $1.54 billion $258.40 million 4.81
FTS International Competitors $3.95 billion $283.74 million 13.63

FTS International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than FTS International. FTS International 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.

Profitability

This table compares FTS International and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FTS International 16.74% 933.45% 33.90%
FTS International Competitors -6.40% 40.93% 3.25%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for FTS International and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FTS International 0 5 6 0 2.55
FTS International Competitors 371 1521 2059 88 2.46

FTS International currently has a consensus price target of $14.06, indicating a potential upside of 23.73%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 41.81%. Given FTS International’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe FTS International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

FTS International beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

FTS International Company Profile

FTS International, Inc. provides hydraulic fracturing services in North America. Its services enhance hydrocarbon flow from oil and natural gas wells drilled by exploration and production companies (E&P), in shale and other unconventional resource formations. The company's wireline services primarily consist of setting plugs between hydraulic fracturing stages, creating perforations within hydraulic fracturing stages, and logging the characteristics of resource formations. It operates in five unconventional basins in the United States, including the Permian Basin, the SCOOP/STACK Formation, the Marcellus/Utica Shale, the Eagle Ford Shale, and the Haynesville Shale. As of December 31, 2017, it owned 51 wireline units; and had approximately 1.6 million hydraulic horsepower across 32 fleets. The company serves E&P companies that specialize in unconventional oil and natural gas resources. FTS International, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

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