Financial Analysis: Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (ESES) and The Competition
Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (NASDAQ: ESES) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Eco-Stim Energy Solutions to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
50.0% of Eco-Stim Energy Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.1% of Eco-Stim Energy Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% 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 is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Eco-Stim Energy Solutions and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Eco-Stim Energy Solutions||-134.72%||-69.12%||-28.55%|
|Eco-Stim Energy Solutions Competitors||-18.95%||-17.93%||-6.40%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Eco-Stim Energy Solutions and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Eco-Stim Energy Solutions||$15.27 million||-$12.68 million||-1.15|
|Eco-Stim Energy Solutions Competitors||$2.04 billion||$273.76 million||-41.82|
Eco-Stim Energy Solutions’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Eco-Stim Energy Solutions. Eco-Stim Energy Solutions is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Risk & Volatility
Eco-Stim Energy Solutions has a beta of 2.18, suggesting that its share price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eco-Stim Energy Solutions’ peers have a beta of 1.60, suggesting that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Eco-Stim Energy Solutions and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Eco-Stim Energy Solutions||0||1||2||0||2.67|
|Eco-Stim Energy Solutions Competitors||505||2222||2942||127||2.46|
Eco-Stim Energy Solutions currently has a consensus target price of $2.10, indicating a potential upside of 36.36%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 23.75%. Given Eco-Stim Energy Solutions’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Eco-Stim Energy Solutions is more favorable than its peers.
Eco-Stim Energy Solutions peers beat Eco-Stim Energy Solutions on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
Eco-Stim Energy Solutions Company Profile
Eco-Stim Energy Solutions, Inc. is an oilfield services company. The Company provides well stimulation, coiled tubing and field management services to the upstream oil and gas industry. The Company focuses on the active shale and unconventional oil and natural gas basins outside the United States and it has commenced operations in Argentina. The Company operates well stimulation fleets, coiled tubing units and other downhole completion equipment, as well as provides sweet spot analysis in shale resource basins using geophysical predictive modeling combined with real-time feedback from down-hole diagnostic tools. The Company offers a pumping fleet, including well-stimulation pumps, nitrogen pumping units and cranes, in both trailer-mounted and skid-mounted configurations. It provides a range of pressure-pumping services, including work-over pumping, well injection and wireline pump downs.
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