Cactus (WHD) versus Its Peers Head to Head Review

Cactus (NYSE: WHD) is one of 14 public companies in the “Oil & gas field machinery” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Cactus to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Cactus and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cactus 0 0 9 0 3.00
Cactus Competitors 145 874 863 20 2.40

Cactus currently has a consensus price target of $31.20, suggesting a potential upside of 14.96%. As a group, “Oil & gas field machinery” companies have a potential upside of 4.11%. Given Cactus’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Cactus is more favorable than its rivals.


This table compares Cactus and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cactus N/A N/A N/A
Cactus Competitors -7.81% -9.68% -0.43%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.4% of shares of all “Oil & gas field machinery” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.8% of shares of all “Oil & gas field machinery” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cactus and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cactus $341.19 million $66.54 million 0.02
Cactus Competitors $3.65 billion -$224.01 million 17.92

Cactus’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Cactus. Cactus is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


Cactus beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Cactus Company Profile

Cactus, Inc. is focused on designing, manufacturing, selling and renting a wellheads and pressure control equipment. Its principal products, include Cactus SafeDrill wellhead systems, frac stacks, zipper manifolds and production trees. The Cactus SafeDrill wellhead systems employ technology traditionally associated with deepwater applications, which allows technicians to land and secure casing strings safely from the rig floor without the need to descend into the well cellar. The Company’s products are sold and rented principally for onshore unconventional oil and gas wells and are utilized during the drilling, completion (including fracturing) and production Phases of its customers’ wells.

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