C&J Energy Services (NYSE: CJ) is one of 85 publicly-traded companies in the “OIL MACH/SVC/DRILL” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare C&J Energy Services to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

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This table compares C&J Energy Services and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
C&J Energy Services N/A N/A N/A
C&J Energy Services Competitors -14.47% -14.13% -3.81%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for C&J Energy Services and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
C&J Energy Services 0 1 13 0 2.93
C&J Energy Services Competitors 1140 4195 4527 169 2.37

C&J Energy Services presently has a consensus price target of $40.08, indicating a potential upside of 53.34%. As a group, “OIL MACH/SVC/DRILL” companies have a potential upside of 20.31%. Given C&J Energy Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe C&J Energy Services is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares C&J Energy Services and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
C&J Energy Services $1.64 billion N/A 96.82
C&J Energy Services Competitors $2.01 billion -$157.76 million 1.60

C&J Energy Services’ peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than C&J Energy Services. C&J Energy Services 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.8% of C&J 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

C&J Energy Services beats its peers on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

About C&J Energy Services

C&J Energy Services, Inc. is a completion and production services company, which provides well construction, well completions and well services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates through three segments: Completion Services, Well Support Services and Other Services. The Company also manufactures, repairs and refurbishes equipment used in the oilfield services industry. It operates in various North American onshore basins. Its Completion Services segment includes the hydraulic fracturing services, cased-hole wireline services, coiled tubing services and other well stimulation services. Its Well Support Services segment includes services, including rig services, fluid management services and other special well site services. Other services segment includes directional drilling services, equipment manufacturing and repair, specialty chemicals sales, research and technology, and the Middle East operations, as well as cementing services.

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