FTS International (NYSE: FTSI) is one of 33 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare FTS International to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares FTS International and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FTS International 16.74% 933.45% 33.90%
FTS International Competitors -8.04% 38.11% 2.18%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares FTS International and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
FTS International $1.54 billion $258.40 million 4.15
FTS International Competitors $4.06 billion $294.68 million 14.16

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for FTS International and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FTS International 0 5 7 0 2.58
FTS International Competitors 364 1502 2036 88 2.46

FTS International currently has a consensus price target of $15.00, suggesting a potential upside of 53.22%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 52.17%. Given FTS International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe FTS International is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.2% of FTS International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.4% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.2% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held 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.

FTS International Company Profile

FTS International, Inc. provides hydraulic fracturing services in North America. Its services enhance hydrocarbon flow from oil and natural gas wells drilled by exploration and production companies (E&P), in shale and other unconventional resource formations. The company's wireline services primarily consist of setting plugs between hydraulic fracturing stages, creating perforations within hydraulic fracturing stages, and logging the characteristics of resource formations. It operates in five unconventional basins in the United States, including the Permian Basin, the SCOOP/STACK Formation, the Marcellus/Utica Shale, the Eagle Ford Shale, and the Haynesville Shale. As of December 31, 2017, it owned 51 wireline units; and had approximately 1.6 million hydraulic horsepower across 32 fleets. The company serves E&P companies that specialize in unconventional oil and natural gas resources. FTS International, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

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