Keane Group (NYSE:FRAC) and National Energy Services (NASDAQ:NESR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.
This table compares Keane Group and National Energy Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|National Energy Services||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This table compares Keane Group and National Energy Services’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Keane Group||$1.54 billion||0.61||-$36.14 million||$0.16||55.81|
|National Energy Services||N/A||N/A||-$2.86 million||N/A||N/A|
National Energy Services has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Keane Group.
Volatility and Risk
Keane Group has a beta of -0.56, meaning that its stock price is 156% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Energy Services has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Keane Group and National Energy Services, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|National Energy Services||0||0||3||0||3.00|
Keane Group currently has a consensus target price of $19.72, suggesting a potential upside of 120.81%. National Energy Services has a consensus target price of $16.67, suggesting a potential upside of 90.48%. Given Keane Group’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Keane Group is more favorable than National Energy Services.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
89.1% of Keane Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.2% of National Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Keane Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Keane Group beats National Energy Services on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Keane Group Company Profile
Keane Group, Inc. provides integrated well completion services primarily in the United States. Its principal service offerings include horizontal and vertical fracturing, wireline perforation and logging, and engineered solutions, as well as other value-added services. The company also provides cementing and drilling services; and engineering software and technical guidance for remedial cementing applications and acidizing. Its customers primarily include integrated and large independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. The company has 26 hydraulic fracturing fleets, 31 wireline trucks, 24 cementing pumps, and other ancillary assets located in the Permian Basin, the Marcellus Shale/Utica Shale, the Eagle Ford Formation, the Bakken Formation, and other active oil and gas basins. Keane Group, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Keane Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of Keane Investor Holdings LLC.
National Energy Services Company Profile
National Energy Services Reunited Corp. intends to engage in merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization, or other similar business combination with one or more target businesses. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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