Propetro (NYSE: PUMP) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Propetro to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Propetro and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Propetro 0 0 4 0 3.00
Propetro Competitors 205 795 1112 61 2.47

Propetro currently has a consensus target price of $25.50, indicating a potential upside of 26.05%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 69.03%. Given Propetro’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Propetro has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Propetro and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Propetro $981.86 million $12.61 million 10.12
Propetro Competitors $2.96 billion $145.80 million 15.25

Propetro’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Propetro. Propetro is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Propetro has a beta of 1.7, meaning that its share price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Propetro’s rivals have a beta of 1.87, meaning that their average share price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Propetro and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Propetro 8.30% 27.91% 15.42%
Propetro Competitors -7.31% -1.27% -0.29%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

61.7% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of Propetro shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by 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.

Summary

Propetro rivals beat Propetro on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Propetro Company Profile

ProPetro Holding Corp., an oilfield services company, provides pressure pumping and other related services. The company offers hydraulic fracturing services; and a suite of well completion and production services, including cementing, acidizing, coiled tubing, flowback, surface air drilling, and drilling services. It serves the upstream oil and gas companies engaged in the exploration and production of North American unconventional oil and natural gas resources in the Permian Basin. The company's fleet consists of 18 hydraulic fracturing units with 780,000 hydraulic horsepower. ProPetro Holding Corp. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas.

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