Reviewing Mammoth Energy Services (TUSK) & NCS Multistage (NCSM)

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Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ: NCSM) and NCS Multistage (NASDAQ:NCSM) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.


Mammoth Energy Services pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. NCS Multistage does not pay a dividend. Mammoth Energy Services pays out 35.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Mammoth Energy Services and NCS Multistage’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mammoth Energy Services 10.57% 34.33% 21.08%
NCS Multistage 3.16% 2.80% 2.27%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mammoth Energy Services and NCS Multistage’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mammoth Energy Services $691.50 million 1.71 $58.96 million $1.42 18.65
NCS Multistage $201.63 million 3.56 $2.10 million $0.20 80.00

Mammoth Energy Services has higher revenue and earnings than NCS Multistage. Mammoth Energy Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NCS Multistage, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Mammoth Energy Services and NCS Multistage, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mammoth Energy Services 0 3 7 0 2.70
NCS Multistage 0 1 6 1 3.00

Mammoth Energy Services currently has a consensus price target of $38.50, indicating a potential upside of 45.39%. NCS Multistage has a consensus price target of $23.57, indicating a potential upside of 47.32%. Given NCS Multistage’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe NCS Multistage is more favorable than Mammoth Energy Services.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

81.1% of Mammoth Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.8% of NCS Multistage shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Mammoth Energy Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of NCS Multistage shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Mammoth Energy Services has a beta of 0.07, suggesting that its share price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NCS Multistage has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.


NCS Multistage beats Mammoth Energy Services on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mammoth Energy Services

Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. operates as an integrated oilfield service company. The company operates in four segments: Pressure Pumping Services, Infrastructure Services, Natural Sand Proppant Services, and Contract Land and Directional Drilling Services. The Pressure Pumping Services segment provides high-pressure hydraulic fracturing services to enhance the production of oil and natural gas from formations having low permeability. The Infrastructure Services segment offers a range of services on electric transmission and distribution networks, and substation facilities, which include the construction, upgrade, maintenance, and repair of high voltage transmission lines, substations, and lower voltage overhead and underground distribution systems; storm repair and restoration services; and commercial services comprising installation, maintenance, and repair of commercial wiring. The Natural Sand Proppant Services segment is involved in mining, processing, and selling proppant for hydraulic fracturing; buying processed sand from suppliers on the spot market and reselling that sand; and providing logistics solutions to facilitate delivery of frac sand products. The Contract Land and Directional Drilling Services segment offers drilling rigs and crews for operators, as well as rental equipment, such as mud motors and operational tools for vertical and horizontal drilling. The company also other energy services, including coil tubing, pressure control, flowback, cementing, and remote accommodation services. Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. serves companies engaged in the exploration and development of North American onshore unconventional oil and natural gas reserves, government-funded utilities, private and public investor owned utilities, and co-operative utilities. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

About NCS Multistage

NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. provides engineered products and support services for oil and natural gas well completions and field development strategies in the United States and internationally. The company's products include casing-installed sliding sleeves, downhole frac isolation assemblies, sand jet perforating products, spotfrac systems, ballshift sliding sleeves, airlock casing buoyancy systems, liner hanger systems, and spectrum tracer services. It also provides advisory services to customers on completion designs and field development strategies. NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. offers its products and services primarily to exploration and production companies for use in onshore wells through technically-trained direct sales force, and operating partners or sales representatives. The company was formerly known as Pioneer Super Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. in December 2016. NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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