Reviewing US Well Services (USWS) and Its Rivals

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US Well Services (NASDAQ: USWS) is one of 34 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare US Well Services to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
US Well Services N/A -71.47% -15.71%
US Well Services Competitors -7.07% 15.71% 2.26%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

72.6% of US Well Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.2% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.9% of US Well Services shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned 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 US Well Services and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
US Well Services $648.85 million -$65.90 million -5.43
US Well Services Competitors $3.95 billion $283.74 million 11.67

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for US Well Services and its peers, as provided 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 384 1540 2082 92 2.46

US Well Services presently has a consensus price target of $7.90, indicating a potential upside of 9.42%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 62.55%. Given US Well Services’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe US Well Services has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

US Well Services peers beat US Well Services on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About US Well Services

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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