Tetra Technologies (NYSE: TTI) is one of 57 public companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Tetra Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Tetra Technologies and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Tetra Technologies $694.76 million -$161.46 million -4.87
Tetra Technologies Competitors $2.00 billion -$345.71 million -767.65

Tetra Technologies’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Tetra Technologies. Tetra Technologies 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Tetra Technologies and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tetra Technologies 0 4 8 0 2.67
Tetra Technologies Competitors 408 2086 2933 114 2.50

Tetra Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $5.19, indicating a potential upside of 74.66%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 19.15%. Given Tetra Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Tetra Technologies is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Tetra Technologies and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tetra Technologies -8.27% -9.56% -2.76%
Tetra Technologies Competitors -15.72% -7.17% -4.63%

Risk and Volatility

Tetra Technologies has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tetra Technologies’ competitors have a beta of 1.63, indicating that their average share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.6% of Tetra Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.5% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.6% of Tetra Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Tetra Technologies beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Tetra Technologies

TETRA Technologies, Inc. is an oil and gas services company. The Company focuses on completion fluids and associated products and services, water management, production well testing, offshore rig cooling, compression services and equipment, and offshore services, such as decommissioning and diving. It is composed of five segments organized into four divisions: Fluids, Production Testing, Compression and Offshore. The Fluids division manufactures and markets clear brine fluids, additives and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry. Its Production Testing division provides frac flowback services, production well testing services, offshore rig cooling and other associated services in various oil and gas producing regions. The Compression division provides compression services and equipment for natural gas and oil production, gathering, transportation, processing and storage. The Offshore division consists of two operating segments: Offshore Services and Maritech.

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