Basic Energy Services (NYSE: BAS) and C&J Energy Services (NYSE:CJES) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Basic Energy Services and C&J Energy Services, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Basic Energy Services||0||5||3||0||2.38|
|C&J Energy Services||0||1||1||0||2.50|
Basic Energy Services presently has a consensus target price of $26.50, indicating a potential upside of 60.41%. Given Basic Energy Services’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Basic Energy Services is more favorable than C&J Energy Services.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Basic Energy Services and C&J Energy Services’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Basic Energy Services||$692.45 million||0.59||-$25.85 million||N/A||N/A|
|C&J Energy Services||N/A||N/A||N/A||($10.85)||-0.03|
C&J Energy Services has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Basic Energy Services.
Risk & Volatility
Basic Energy Services has a beta of 2.74, meaning that its stock price is 174% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, C&J Energy Services has a beta of 2.79, meaning that its stock price is 179% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
95.3% of Basic Energy Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.1% of Basic Energy Services shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Basic Energy Services and C&J Energy Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Basic Energy Services||-44.40%||-71.68%||-21.65%|
|C&J Energy Services||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Basic Energy Services Company Profile
Basic Energy Services, Inc. provides a range of well site services in the United States to oil and natural gas drilling and producing companies, including completion and remedial services, fluid services, well servicing and contract drilling. The Company operates through the segment, which include Completion and Remedial Services, Fluid Services, Well Servicing and Contract Drilling. The Company’s operations are managed regionally and are concentrated in the United States onshore oil and natural gas producing regions located in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado, Utah, Montana, West Virginia, California, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Its operations are focused on liquids-rich basins, as well as natural gas-focused shale plays characterized by prolific reserves. It has a presence in the Permian Basin and the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Haynesville and Marcellus shales.
C&J Energy Services Company Profile
C&J Energy Services, Inc. is a completion and production services company, which provides well construction, well completions and well services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates through three segments: Completion Services, Well Support Services and Other Services. The Company also manufactures, repairs and refurbishes equipment used in the oilfield services industry. It operates in various North American onshore basins. Its Completion Services segment includes the hydraulic fracturing services, cased-hole wireline services, coiled tubing services and other well stimulation services. Its Well Support Services segment includes services, including rig services, fluid management services and other special well site services. Other services segment includes directional drilling services, equipment manufacturing and repair, specialty chemicals sales, research and technology, and the Middle East operations, as well as cementing services.
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