US Well Services (NASDAQ: USWS) is one of 34 public companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare US Well Services to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares US Well Services and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
US Well Services N/A -72.75% -12.67%
US Well Services Competitors -6.40% 40.93% 3.25%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for US Well Services and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
US Well Services 0 0 1 0 3.00
US Well Services Competitors 371 1521 2059 88 2.46

US Well Services currently has a consensus price target of $7.90, suggesting a potential upside of 5.33%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 41.98%. Given US Well Services’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe US Well Services has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares US Well Services and its competitors 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 -5.64
US Well Services Competitors $3.95 billion $283.74 million 13.63

US Well Services’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than US Well Services. US Well Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

72.6% of US Well Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% 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, 11.6% 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

US Well Services competitors beat US Well Services on 8 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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