National Energy Services (NESR) and Halliburton (HAL) Head-To-Head Analysis

National Energy Services (NASDAQ:NESR) and Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) are both unclassified companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.


Halliburton pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. National Energy Services does not pay a dividend. Halliburton pays out 59.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

National Energy Services has a beta of 0.79, indicating that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Halliburton has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.3% of National Energy Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.0% of Halliburton shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Halliburton shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares National Energy Services and Halliburton’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
National Energy Services N/A N/A -$2.86 million N/A N/A
Halliburton $20.62 billion 1.33 -$463.00 million $1.22 25.61

National Energy Services has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Halliburton.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for National Energy Services and Halliburton, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National Energy Services 0 0 3 0 3.00
Halliburton 0 5 22 1 2.86

National Energy Services presently has a consensus target price of $16.67, suggesting a potential upside of 96.08%. Halliburton has a consensus target price of $51.63, suggesting a potential upside of 65.20%. Given National Energy Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe National Energy Services is more favorable than Halliburton.


This table compares National Energy Services and Halliburton’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National Energy Services N/A N/A N/A
Halliburton 0.70% 20.42% 6.94%


Halliburton beats National Energy Services on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About National Energy Services

National Energy Services Reunited Corp. intends to engage in merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization, or other similar business combination with one or more target businesses. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

About Halliburton

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to oil and natural gas companies worldwide. The company's Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services, including stimulation and sand control services; and cementing services, such as bonding the well, well casing, and casing equipment. It also provides completion tools that offer downhole solutions and services, including well completion products and services, intelligent well completions, liner hanger systems, sand control systems, and service tools; production solutions comprising coiled tubing, hydraulic workover units, and downhole tools; and pipeline and process services, such as pre-commissioning, commissioning, maintenance, and decommissioning. In addition, this segment offers oilfield production and completion chemicals and services; and electrical submersible pumps and progressive cavity pumps, as well as artificial lift services to enhance reservoir and wellbore recovery. The company's Drilling and Evaluation segment provides drilling fluid systems, performance additives, completion fluids, solids control, specialized testing equipment, and waste management services; and drilling systems and services. It also offers wireline and perforating services, including open-hole logging, and cased-hole and slickline; and drill bits and services comprising roller cone rock bits, fixed cutter bits, hole enlargement, and related downhole tools and services, as well as coring equipment and services. In addition, this segment provides integrated exploration, drilling, and production software, as well as related professional and data management services; testing and subsea services, such as acquisition and analysis of reservoir information and optimization solutions; and project management, consulting, integrated asset management, and well control and prevention services. Halliburton Company was founded in 1919 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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