CSI Compressco (NASDAQ: CCLP) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare CSI Compressco to related companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for CSI Compressco and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CSI Compressco 1 3 0 0 1.75
CSI Compressco Competitors 407 2078 2931 114 2.50

CSI Compressco presently has a consensus price target of $6.00, indicating a potential upside of Infinity. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 17.77%. Given CSI Compressco’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe CSI Compressco is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CSI Compressco -17.01% -36.43% -6.45%
CSI Compressco Competitors -16.04% -7.49% -4.72%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

28.6% of CSI Compressco shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.5% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.3% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CSI Compressco and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
CSI Compressco $311.36 -$138.13 N/A
CSI Compressco Competitors $2,015.05 -$330.25 -27.44

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

Volatility and Risk

CSI Compressco has a beta of 2.06, meaning that its share price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CSI Compressco’s rivals have a beta of 1.58, meaning that their average share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

CSI Compressco pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share. CSI Compressco pays out -50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.9% and pay out -119.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. CSI Compressco lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Summary

CSI Compressco rivals beat CSI Compressco on 11 of the 14 factors compared.

CSI Compressco Company Profile

CSI Compressco LP is a provider of compression services and equipment for natural gas and oil production, gathering, transportation, processing and storage. The Company sells custom-designed compressor packages and oilfield fluid pump systems, and provides aftermarket services and compressor package parts and components manufactured by third-party suppliers. It provides these compression services and equipment to a base of natural gas and oil exploration and production, midstream and transmission companies operating throughout many of the onshore producing regions of the United States, as well as in a number of foreign countries, including Mexico, Canada and Argentina. It is a service provider of natural gas compression services in the United States, utilizing its fleet of compressor packages that employs a spectrum of low-, medium- and high-horsepower engines. As of December 31, 2016, its fleet included approximately 6,000 compressor packages.

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