Head-To-Head Survey: US Well Services (USWS) vs. Its Peers

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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 weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare US Well Services to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares US Well Services and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
US Well Services $648.85 million -$65.90 million -5.79
US Well Services Competitors $3.85 billion $272.45 million 11.45

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 breakdown of current ratings and price targets 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 395 1641 2162 93 2.46

US Well Services presently has a consensus target price of $7.90, indicating a potential upside of 2.60%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 56.11%. Given US Well Services’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe US Well Services has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

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 -51.45% -13.66%
US Well Services Competitors -7.43% 2.04% 1.46%

Institutional and 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 insiders. Comparatively, 11.2% 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 company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

US Well Services peers 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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