Hi-Crush (NYSE:HCR) and Canada Jetlines (OTCMKTS:JETMF) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and earnings.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Hi-Crush and Canada Jetlines’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hi-Crush||$842.84 million||0.25||$137.59 million||$1.49||1.40|
|Canada Jetlines||N/A||N/A||-$4.41 million||N/A||N/A|
Hi-Crush has higher revenue and earnings than Canada Jetlines.
Hi-Crush pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.6%. Canada Jetlines does not pay a dividend. Hi-Crush pays out 14.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Hi-Crush and Canada Jetlines’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
Hi-Crush has a beta of 1.95, suggesting that its share price is 95% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Canada Jetlines has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
7.1% of Hi-Crush shares are held by institutional investors. 34.8% of Hi-Crush shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Hi-Crush and Canada Jetlines, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Hi-Crush currently has a consensus price target of $2.00, suggesting a potential downside of 3.85%. Given Hi-Crush’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Hi-Crush is more favorable than Canada Jetlines.
Hi-Crush beats Canada Jetlines on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Hi-Crush Company Profile
Hi-Crush Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides proppant and logistics solutions to the petroleum industry in North America. The company offers raw frac sand used in hydraulic fracturing process for oil and natural gas wells. It owns and operates multiple frac sand mining facilities, which include a 971-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure located in Wyeville, Wisconsin; a 1,187-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure located in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin; a 1,285-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure located in Blair, Wisconsin; and a 1,626-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure located in Independence, Wisconsin and Whitehall, Wisconsin. The company also owns and operates a 1,226-acre frac sand reserve located near Kermit, Texas; and 12 terminal locations throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Colorado, and New York. It primarily serves pressure pumping service providers, and oil and gas exploration and production companies. Hi-Crush GP LLC operates as the general partner of the company. The company was formerly known as Hi-Crush Partners LP and changed its name to Hi-Crush Inc. in June 2019. Hi-Crush Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Houston, Texas.
Canada Jetlines Company Profile
Canada Jetlines Ltd. operates as an ultra-low cost carrier scheduled airline. The company plans to operate flights across Canada; and provide non-stop services from Canada to the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. It also provides services to passengers, such as in-flight food and baggage. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
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