Select Energy Services (NYSE: WTTR) is one of 85 public companies in the “OIL MACH/SVC/DRILL” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Select Energy Services to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

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This table compares Select Energy Services and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Select Energy Services $692.49 million -$12.56 million -26.33
Select Energy Services Competitors $2.01 billion -$157.76 million 1.57

Select Energy Services’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Select Energy Services. Select Energy Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

43.0% of Select Energy Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.1% of shares of all “OIL MACH/SVC/DRILL” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.2% of shares of all “OIL MACH/SVC/DRILL” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Select Energy Services and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Select Energy Services -2.31% 1.34% 1.08%
Select Energy Services Competitors -14.47% -14.13% -3.81%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Select Energy Services and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Select Energy Services 0 2 6 0 2.75
Select Energy Services Competitors 1139 4192 4527 169 2.37

Select Energy Services currently has a consensus price target of $19.38, suggesting a potential upside of 44.27%. As a group, “OIL MACH/SVC/DRILL” companies have a potential upside of 17.08%. Given Select Energy Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Select Energy Services is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Select Energy Services beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Select Energy Services Company Profile

Select Energy Services, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is provider of total water solutions to the United States unconventional oil and gas industry. The Company is engaged in sourcing and transfer of water prior to its use in drilling and completion activities associated with hydraulic fracturing or fracking, which collectively referrd to as pre-frac water services. The Company provides its services to integrated and exploration and production (E&P) companies. Its operating segments include water solutions, accommodation and rentals, and wellsite completion and constructive services. The Company’s services include water sourcing, water transfer, water treatment, fluid handling, disposal solutions, accommodations, rentals, and wellsite construction. The Company also provides complementary water-related services that support oil and gas well completion and production activities including containment, monitoring, treatment, flowback, hauling and disposal.

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