Flotek Industries (NYSE: FTK) and Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (NYSE:SOI) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.


This table compares Flotek Industries and Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Flotek Industries -8.64% -0.21% -0.17%
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure 18.84% 10.16% 9.23%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.1% of Flotek Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.0% of Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure shares are held by institutional investors. 5.5% of Flotek Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Flotek Industries and Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Flotek Industries $317.10 million 1.12 -$27.39 million ($0.23) -27.22
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure $18.15 million 41.42 $2.80 million $0.22 78.23

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Flotek Industries. Flotek Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Flotek Industries and Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Flotek Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure 0 1 12 0 2.92

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure has a consensus price target of $19.50, indicating a potential upside of 13.31%. Given Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure is more favorable than Flotek Industries.


Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure beats Flotek Industries on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Flotek Industries

Flotek Industries, Inc. is a technology-driven company. The Company develops and supplies chemistry and services to the oil and gas industries, and compounds to companies that make cleaning products, cosmetics, food and beverages, and other products that are sold in consumer and industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: Energy Chemistry Technologies (ECT), and Consumer and Industrial Chemistry Technologies (CICT). The ECT segment designs, develops, manufactures, packages and markets chemistries for use in oil and gas well drilling, cementing, completion and stimulation activities. Its ECT segment’s services include Reservoir Characterization, Polymer Conformance and Logistics Management. The CICT segment sources citrus oil domestically and internationally, and processor of citrus oils in the world. The CICT segment designs, develops and manufactures products that are sold to companies in the flavor and fragrance industries and specialty chemical industry.

About Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. manufactures and provides its mobile proppant management systems that unload, store and deliver proppant at oil and natural gas well sites. The Company offers its services to oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) companies, as well as oilfield service companies. Its mobile proppant system is designed to address the challenges associated with transferring large quantities of proppant to the well site, including the cost and management of last mile logistics. Its systems provide 2.5 million pounds of proppant storage capacity. The Company manufactures its systems at its facility in Early, Texas, The Company’s system provides Streamlined last mile logistics and Improved execution to meet completion designs. Its systems provide triple the storage capacity, such as trailer-mounted, hydraulically powered storage bins. Its integrated PropView system delivers real-time proppant inventory and consumption levels.

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