QS Energy (OTCMKTS:QSEP) and Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (NYSE:SOI) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
2.2% of QS Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.3% of Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure shares are held by institutional investors. 8.1% of QS Energy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.4% of Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for QS Energy and Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure||0||0||5||0||3.00|
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure has a consensus target price of $23.50, indicating a potential upside of 57.51%. Given Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure is more favorable than QS Energy.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares QS Energy and Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|QS Energy||$50,000.00||406.72||-$4.83 million||N/A||N/A|
|Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure||$67.39 million||10.41||$7.30 million||$0.48||31.08|
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure has higher revenue and earnings than QS Energy.
Risk and Volatility
QS Energy has a beta of 0.02, suggesting that its share price is 98% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure has a beta of 1.98, suggesting that its share price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares QS Energy and Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure||19.18%||25.81%||20.40%|
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure beats QS Energy on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About QS Energy
QS Energy, Inc. develops and commercializes energy efficiency technologies in the United States and internationally. The company's energy efficiency technologies assist in meeting energy demands, enhancing the economics of oil extraction and transport, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Its intellectual properties include a portfolio of domestic and international patents and patents pending, which have been developed in conjunction with and licensed from Temple University of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company's primary technology is Applied Oil Technology, a commercial-grade crude oil pipeline transportation flow-assurance product for the midstream pipeline marketplace. It serves upstream producers, midstream transporters, and downstream refiners. The company was formerly known as Save the World Air, Inc. and changed its name to QS Energy, Inc. in August 2015. QS Energy, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Tomball, Texas.
About Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. manufactures and sells patented mobile proppant management systems to unload, store, and deliver proppant at oil and natural gas well sites in the United States. The company's systems are designed for transferring large quantities of proppant to the well sites. It also provides real-time inventory management solutions for proppant mining, rail shipping, and transloading operations. The company serves oil and natural gas exploration and production, as well as oilfield service companies. Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is based in Houston, Texas.
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