Oasis Midstream Partners (NYSE: OMP) and Carbo Ceramics (NYSE:CRR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Oasis Midstream Partners and Carbo Ceramics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oasis Midstream Partners 0 1 8 0 2.89
Carbo Ceramics 1 4 1 0 2.00

Oasis Midstream Partners currently has a consensus price target of $21.86, indicating a potential upside of 19.44%. Carbo Ceramics has a consensus price target of $11.20, indicating a potential upside of 16.30%. Given Oasis Midstream Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Oasis Midstream Partners is more favorable than Carbo Ceramics.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

25.5% of Oasis Midstream Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.4% of Carbo Ceramics shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.2% of Carbo Ceramics shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Oasis Midstream Partners and Carbo Ceramics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oasis Midstream Partners N/A N/A N/A
Carbo Ceramics -79.49% -16.48% -13.73%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Oasis Midstream Partners and Carbo Ceramics’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oasis Midstream Partners $120.85 million 4.17 $40.12 million N/A N/A
Carbo Ceramics $103.05 million 2.54 -$80.12 million ($9.41) -1.02

Oasis Midstream Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Carbo Ceramics.

Summary

Oasis Midstream Partners beats Carbo Ceramics on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Oasis Midstream Partners

Oasis Midstream Partners LP is a master limited partnership company. The Company is formed to own, develop, operate and acquire a diversified portfolio of midstream assets in North America that are integral to the oil and natural gas operations exclusively within the Williston Basin. The Company’s midstream services include gas gathering, compression, processing and gas lift services; crude gathering, stabilization, blending, storage and transportation services; produced water gathering and disposal services; and freshwater distribution services. The Company operates in two primary areas include Wild Basin and Outside of the Wild Basin.

About Carbo Ceramics

CARBO Ceramics Inc. is a technology company that provides products and services to the global oil and gas and industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: Oilfield Technologies and Services, and Environmental Products and Services. The Company’s oilfield technologies and services segment includes the manufacturing and selling of proppant products for use primarily in the hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas wells, Fracpro software for the design of fracture treatments, and StrataGen consulting services for the optimizing of well completions. The Company’s environmental products and services segment is intended to protect operators’ assets, minimize environmental risks, and lower lease operating expense (LOE). The Company, through Asset Guard Products Inc. (AGPI), provides spill prevention, containment and countermeasure systems for the oil and gas industry. The Company manufactures various ceramic proppants.

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