TETRA Technologies (NYSE: TTI) is one of 40 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare TETRA Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.2% 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, 12.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by company 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.

Risk and Volatility

TETRA Technologies has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TETRA Technologies’ peers have a beta of 1.66, suggesting that their average stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares TETRA Technologies and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TETRA Technologies -0.62% 5.43% -0.41%
TETRA Technologies Competitors -6.90% 3.81% -0.73%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares TETRA Technologies and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
TETRA Technologies $694.76 million -$161.46 million -8.63
TETRA Technologies Competitors $2.19 billion -$387.46 million -883.02

TETRA Technologies’ peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than TETRA Technologies. TETRA Technologies 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for TETRA Technologies and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TETRA Technologies 0 4 9 0 2.69
TETRA Technologies Competitors 390 1905 2639 107 2.49

TETRA Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $4.78, suggesting a potential upside of 28.78%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 25.97%. Given TETRA Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe TETRA Technologies is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

TETRA Technologies beats its peers on 8 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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