Head-To-Head Review: KLX Energy Services (KLXE) and The Competition

KLX Energy Services (NASDAQ: KLXE) is one of 34 public companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare KLX Energy Services to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares KLX Energy Services and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
KLX Energy Services $495.30 million $14.40 million 9.85
KLX Energy Services Competitors $3.95 billion $283.74 million 13.63

KLX Energy Services’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than KLX Energy Services. KLX Energy Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for KLX Energy Services and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KLX Energy Services 0 0 3 0 3.00
KLX Energy Services Competitors 371 1521 2059 88 2.46

KLX Energy Services presently has a consensus price target of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.34%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 43.67%. Given KLX Energy Services’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe KLX Energy Services has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares KLX Energy Services and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KLX Energy Services N/A N/A N/A
KLX Energy Services Competitors -6.40% 40.93% 3.25%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.0% of KLX Energy Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.6% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

KLX Energy Services rivals beat KLX Energy Services on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About KLX Energy Services

KLX Energy Services Holdings, Inc. provides completion, intervention, and production services and products to the onshore oil and gas producing regions of the United States. It offers a range of technical services, and related tools and equipment to companies engaged in the exploration and development of North American onshore conventional and unconventional oil and natural gas reserves. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Wellington, Florida.

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