Contrasting Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (SOI) and Oceaneering International (OII)

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (NYSE: SOI) and Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.


Oceaneering International pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure does not pay a dividend. Oceaneering International pays out -315.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and Oceaneering International, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure 0 2 11 0 2.85
Oceaneering International 3 12 5 0 2.10

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure currently has a consensus price target of $17.45, suggesting a potential upside of 4.24%. Oceaneering International has a consensus price target of $24.84, suggesting a potential upside of 28.92%. Given Oceaneering International’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Oceaneering International is more favorable than Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and Oceaneering International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure $18.15 million 40.29 $2.80 million N/A N/A
Oceaneering International $2.27 billion 0.83 $24.58 million ($0.19) -101.42

Oceaneering International has higher revenue and earnings than Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure.


This table compares Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and Oceaneering International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure 18.84% 10.16% 9.23%
Oceaneering International -0.94% 0.21% 0.10%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

56.4% of Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.7% of Oceaneering International shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Oceaneering International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Oceaneering International beats Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Company Profile

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. manufactures and provides its mobile proppant management systems that unload, store and deliver proppant at oil and natural gas well sites. The Company offers its services to oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) companies, as well as oilfield service companies. Its mobile proppant system is designed to address the challenges associated with transferring large quantities of proppant to the well site, including the cost and management of last mile logistics. Its systems provide 2.5 million pounds of proppant storage capacity. The Company manufactures its systems at its facility in Early, Texas, The Company’s system provides Streamlined last mile logistics and Improved execution to meet completion designs. Its systems provide triple the storage capacity, such as trailer-mounted, hydraulically powered storage bins. Its integrated PropView system delivers real-time proppant inventory and consumption levels.

Oceaneering International Company Profile

Oceaneering International, Inc. is an oilfield provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications. The Company’s business segments are contained within two businesses: services and products provided to the oil and gas industry (Oilfield) and all other services and products (Advanced Technologies). Its four business segments within the Oilfield business are Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), Subsea Products, Subsea Projects and Asset Integrity. The services and products it provides to the oil and gas industry include remotely operated vehicles, specialty subsea hardware, engineering and project management, subsea intervention services, including manned diving, survey and positioning services and asset integrity and nondestructive testing services. The Company serves the defense, aerospace and commercial theme park industries.

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