Propetro (NYSE: PUMP) is one of 79 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Equipment & Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Propetro to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Equipment & Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of Propetro shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Equipment & Services” companies are owned 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.


This table compares Propetro and its peers’ 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 -3.29% 4.14% 1.64%

Risk & Volatility

Propetro has a beta of 1.82, indicating that its stock price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Propetro’s peers have a beta of 1.61, indicating that their average stock price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Propetro and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Propetro 0 0 4 0 3.00
Propetro Competitors 372 1470 2335 119 2.51

Propetro currently has a consensus target price of $25.50, suggesting a potential upside of 21.78%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Equipment & Services” companies have a potential upside of 40.01%. Given Propetro’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Propetro has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Propetro $1.70 billion $173.86 million 10.47
Propetro Competitors $3.21 billion -$83.75 million 29.66

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


Propetro beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Propetro

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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