US Well Services (USWS) vs. The Competition Financial Survey

US Well Services (NASDAQ: USWS) is one of 35 public companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare US Well Services to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares US Well Services and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
US Well Services $648.85 million -$65.90 million -5.74
US Well Services Competitors $3.85 billion $272.45 million 11.12

US Well Services’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than US Well Services. US Well Services 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

46.7% of US Well Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.1% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.9% of US Well Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.2% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares US Well Services and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
US Well Services N/A -51.45% -13.66%
US Well Services Competitors -6.84% 2.57% 1.62%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for US Well Services and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
US Well Services 0 0 1 0 3.00
US Well Services Competitors 399 1643 2166 94 2.45

US Well Services currently has a consensus target price of $7.90, suggesting a potential upside of 3.54%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 58.34%. Given US Well Services’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe US Well Services has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

US Well Services competitors beat US Well Services on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

US Well Services Company Profile

U.S. Well Services, Inc. operates as an oilfield service company in the United States. It provides hydraulic fracturing services for the oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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