Liberty Oilfield Services (NYSE: LBRT) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Liberty Oilfield Services to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Oilfield Services N/A N/A N/A
Liberty Oilfield Services Competitors -4.56% -0.25% -1.18%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Liberty Oilfield Services and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Oilfield Services 0 1 8 0 2.89
Liberty Oilfield Services Competitors 235 1135 1721 76 2.52

Liberty Oilfield Services currently has a consensus target price of $28.71, suggesting a potential upside of 53.55%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 20.90%. Given Liberty Oilfield Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Oilfield Services is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

61.5% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.8% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Liberty Oilfield Services and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Oilfield Services $1.49 billion $168.50 million 21.25
Liberty Oilfield Services Competitors $3.87 billion $114.07 million -5.30

Liberty Oilfield Services’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Liberty Oilfield Services. Liberty Oilfield Services is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Liberty Oilfield Services beats its competitors on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

About Liberty Oilfield Services

Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. provides hydraulic fracturing services to onshore oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in North America. It has 19 active fleets. The company provides its services primarily in the Permian Basin, the Eagle Ford Shale, the Denver-Julesburg Basin, the Williston Basin, and the Powder River Basin. Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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