USA Compression Partners, (NYSE: USAC) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare USA Compression Partners, to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares USA Compression Partners, and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
USA Compression Partners, $268.09 million $129.99 million 557.33
USA Compression Partners, Competitors $2.04 billion $274.35 million -41.85

USA Compression Partners,’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than USA Compression Partners,. USA Compression Partners, is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares USA Compression Partners, and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
USA Compression Partners, 1.20% 1.38% 0.65%
USA Compression Partners, Competitors -18.85% -17.81% -6.35%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for USA Compression Partners, and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
USA Compression Partners, 0 2 1 0 2.33
USA Compression Partners, Competitors 503 2222 2941 127 2.46

USA Compression Partners, currently has a consensus target price of $18.00, indicating a potential upside of 7.66%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 22.68%. Given USA Compression Partners,’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe USA Compression Partners, has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.9% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

USA Compression Partners, has a beta of 1.17, suggesting that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, USA Compression Partners,’s competitors have a beta of 1.57, suggesting that their average stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

USA Compression Partners, pays an annual dividend of $2.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.6%. USA Compression Partners, pays out 7,000.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.7% and pay out -61.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

USA Compression Partners, competitors beat USA Compression Partners, on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About USA Compression Partners,

USA Compression Partners, LP is an independent provider of compression services in the United States. The Company provides compression services to its customers primarily in connection with infrastructure applications, including both allowing for the processing and transportation of natural gas through the domestic pipeline system and managing crude oil production through artificial lift processes. The Company engineers, designs, operates, services and repairs its compression units, and maintains related support inventory and equipment. It provides compression services in mature conventional basins, including gas lift applications on crude oil wells focused by horizontal drilling techniques. The Company provides compression services in various shale plays throughout the United States, including the Utica, Marcellus, Permian Basin, Delaware Basin, Eagle Ford, Mississippi Lime, Granite Wash, Woodford, Barnett, Haynesville, Niobrara and Fayetteville shales.

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