Critical Comparison: US Well Services (USWS) & The Competition

US Well Services (NASDAQ: USWS) is one of 35 public companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare US Well Services to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

46.7% of US Well Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.1% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.9% of US Well Services shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.2% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for US Well Services and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
US Well Services 0 0 1 0 3.00
US Well Services Competitors 398 1642 2162 93 2.45

US Well Services presently has a consensus price target of $7.90, suggesting a potential upside of 2.73%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 53.41%. Given US Well Services’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe US Well Services has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares US Well Services and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
US Well Services $648.85 million -$65.90 million -5.78
US Well Services Competitors $3.85 billion $272.45 million 11.58

US Well Services’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than US Well Services. US Well Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares US Well Services and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
US Well Services N/A -51.45% -13.66%
US Well Services Competitors -7.43% 2.29% 1.45%

Summary

US Well Services rivals beat US Well Services on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About US Well Services

U.S. Well Services, Inc. operates as an oilfield service company in the United States. It provides hydraulic fracturing services for the oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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