Comparing KLX Energy Services (KLXE) & Its Competitors

KLX Energy Services (NASDAQ: KLXE) is one of 33 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare KLX Energy Services to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

89.0% of KLX Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.8% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.6% 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for KLX Energy Services and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KLX Energy Services 0 0 3 0 3.00
KLX Energy Services Competitors 370 1517 2051 88 2.46

KLX Energy Services currently has a consensus target price of $30.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.16%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 46.18%. Given KLX Energy Services’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe KLX Energy Services has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares KLX Energy Services and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
KLX Energy Services $495.30 million $14.40 million 10.06
KLX Energy Services Competitors $4.06 billion $295.02 million 14.08

KLX Energy Services’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than KLX Energy Services. KLX Energy Services 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.

Profitability

This table compares KLX Energy Services and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KLX Energy Services N/A N/A N/A
KLX Energy Services Competitors -6.39% 40.94% 3.25%

Summary

KLX Energy Services peers beat KLX Energy Services on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

KLX Energy Services Company Profile

KLX Energy Services Holdings, Inc. provides completion, intervention, and production services and products to the onshore oil and gas producing regions of the United States. The company offers technical services, and related tools and equipment to companies engaged in the exploration and development of North American onshore conventional and unconventional oil and natural gas reserves. It serves oil and gas companies, and project management firms. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Wellington, Florida.

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