Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (NYSE: SOI) is one of 45 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

56.4% of Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.9% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.5% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and its competitors’ 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%
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Competitors -11.21% -4.72% -2.85%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure $18.15 million $2.80 million N/A
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Competitors $2.00 billion -$344.82 million -872.56

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure 0 2 11 0 2.85
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Competitors 418 2097 2926 117 2.49

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure currently has a consensus price target of $17.45, suggesting a potential upside of 7.45%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 26.63%. Given Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure beats its competitors on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

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.

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