US Well Services (NASDAQ: USWS) is one of 35 public companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare US Well Services to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
46.7% of US Well Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.1% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.9% of US Well Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.2% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for US Well Services and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|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||2163||93||2.45|
US Well Services currently has a consensus target price of $7.90, indicating a potential upside of 1.02%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 57.74%. Given US Well Services’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe US Well Services has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
This table compares US Well Services and its peers’ 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%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares US Well Services and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share 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’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than US Well Services. US Well Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
US Well Services peers beat US Well Services on 9 of the 12 factors compared.
About US Well Services
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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