Reviewing National Energy Services (NESR) and North American Construction Group (NOA)

North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) and National Energy Services (NASDAQ:NESR) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares North American Construction Group and National Energy Services’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
North American Construction Group $225.58 million 1.22 $4.06 million $0.14 72.50
National Energy Services N/A N/A -$2.86 million N/A N/A

North American Construction Group has higher revenue and earnings than National Energy Services.

Profitability

This table compares North American Construction Group and National Energy Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
North American Construction Group 4.34% 10.56% 3.95%
National Energy Services N/A N/A N/A

Risk and Volatility

North American Construction Group has a beta of 0.39, meaning that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Energy Services has a beta of 0.43, meaning that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

North American Construction Group pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. National Energy Services does not pay a dividend. North American Construction Group pays out 42.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. North American Construction Group has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for North American Construction Group and National Energy Services, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
North American Construction Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
National Energy Services 0 0 3 0 3.00

National Energy Services has a consensus price target of $16.67, suggesting a potential upside of 105.76%. Given National Energy Services’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe National Energy Services is more favorable than North American Construction Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

51.2% of North American Construction Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.0% of National Energy Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

North American Construction Group beats National Energy Services on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

North American Construction Group Company Profile

North American Construction Group Ltd. provides mining and heavy construction services. It offers their services to customers in the resource development and industrial construction sectors, primarily within Western Canada. The company focuses on supporting the construction and operation of surface mines, in the oil sands. The company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada.

National Energy Services Company Profile

National Energy Services Reunited Corp. intends to engage in merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization, or other similar business combination with one or more target businesses. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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