Propetro (NYSE: PUMP) is one of 71 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Equipment & Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Propetro to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

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 10.20% 30.52% 17.46%
Propetro Competitors 4.06% 15.42% 7.71%

Volatility & Risk

Propetro has a beta of 1.82, suggesting that its stock price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Propetro’s rivals have a beta of 1.25, suggesting that their average stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Propetro and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Propetro 0 0 4 0 3.00
Propetro Competitors 283 1087 1877 98 2.54

Propetro currently has a consensus target price of $25.50, suggesting a potential upside of 23.19%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Equipment & Services” companies have a potential upside of 39.92%. Given Propetro’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Propetro has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Equipment & Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of Propetro shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Equipment & Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Propetro and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Propetro $1.70 billion $173.86 million 10.35
Propetro Competitors $6.97 billion $489.03 million 1.52

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

Summary

Propetro beats its rivals 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. As of December 31, 2018, the company's fleet comprised 20 hydraulic fracturing units with 905,000 hydraulic horsepower. ProPetro Holding Corp. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas.

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