Tetra Technologies (NYSE: TTI) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Tetra Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Tetra Technologies and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tetra Technologies 0 4 9 0 2.69
Tetra Technologies Competitors 418 2105 2946 117 2.49

Tetra Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $4.78, indicating a potential upside of 15.68%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 21.75%. Given Tetra Technologies’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Tetra Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

Tetra Technologies has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tetra Technologies’ peers have a beta of 1.59, indicating that their average share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

90.8% of Tetra Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.4% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.6% of Tetra Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.4% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Tetra Technologies and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tetra Technologies -5.47% -6.89% -2.05%
Tetra Technologies Competitors -11.59% -5.06% -3.27%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Tetra Technologies and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Tetra Technologies $694.76 million -$161.46 million -9.83
Tetra Technologies Competitors $1.90 billion -$327.39 million -802.29

Tetra Technologies’ peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Tetra Technologies. Tetra Technologies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Tetra Technologies Company Profile

TETRA Technologies, Inc. is an oil and gas services company. The Company focuses on completion fluids and associated products and services, water management, production well testing, offshore rig cooling, compression services and equipment, and offshore services, such as decommissioning and diving. It is composed of five segments organized into four divisions: Fluids, Production Testing, Compression and Offshore. The Fluids division manufactures and markets clear brine fluids, additives and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry. Its Production Testing division provides frac flowback services, production well testing services, offshore rig cooling and other associated services in various oil and gas producing regions. The Compression division provides compression services and equipment for natural gas and oil production, gathering, transportation, processing and storage. The Offshore division consists of two operating segments: Offshore Services and Maritech.

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