RigNet (NASDAQ: RNET) and Select Egy Svcs (NYSE:WTTR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for RigNet and Select Egy Svcs, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RigNet 0 2 1 0 2.33
Select Egy Svcs 1 1 6 0 2.63

RigNet presently has a consensus target price of $19.33, suggesting a potential upside of 26.78%. Select Egy Svcs has a consensus target price of $19.00, suggesting a potential upside of 22.27%. Given RigNet’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe RigNet is more favorable than Select Egy Svcs.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.6% of RigNet shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.5% of Select Egy Svcs shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of RigNet shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares RigNet and Select Egy Svcs’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RigNet $220.62 million 1.26 -$11.50 million ($0.79) -19.30
Select Egy Svcs $302.39 million 5.46 -$307.52 million N/A N/A

RigNet has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Select Egy Svcs.


This table compares RigNet and Select Egy Svcs’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RigNet -7.05% -11.13% -5.49%
Select Egy Svcs -6.18% -6.04% -4.91%


Select Egy Svcs beats RigNet on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About RigNet

RigNet, Inc. (RigNet) provides customized systems and solutions serving customers with data networking and operational requirements. The Company provides voice and data network, video conferencing and monitoring, crew welfare, asset and weather monitoring, and real-time data services. It operates through two segments: Managed Services, and Systems Integration and Automation (SI&A). The Managed Services segment provides remote communications services for offshore and onshore drilling rigs and production facilities, as well as, support vessels and other remote sites. The SI&A segment provides customized solutions for customer telecommunications systems. As of December 31, 2016, the Company provided remote communications and collaborative services to approximately 500 customers reaching approximately 900 remote sites located in approximately 50 countries on six continents. It provides managed remote communications, engineered telecommunications solutions and applications.

About Select Egy Svcs

Select Energy Services, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is provider of total water solutions to the United States unconventional oil and gas industry. The Company is engaged in sourcing and transfer of water prior to its use in drilling and completion activities associated with hydraulic fracturing or fracking, which collectively referrd to as pre-frac water services. The Company provides its services to integrated and exploration and production (E&P) companies. Its operating segments include water solutions, accommodation and rentals, and wellsite completion and constructive services. The Company’s services include water sourcing, water transfer, water treatment, fluid handling, disposal solutions, accommodations, rentals, and wellsite construction. The Company also provides complementary water-related services that support oil and gas well completion and production activities including containment, monitoring, treatment, flowback, hauling and disposal.

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