Newpark Resources (NYSE: NR) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Newpark Resources to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.
Risk & Volatility
Newpark Resources has a beta of 1.64, indicating that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Newpark Resources’ peers have a beta of 1.60, indicating that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Newpark Resources and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Newpark Resources||$583.35 million||$24.26 million||-65.67|
|Newpark Resources Competitors||$2.04 billion||$273.76 million||-37.50|
Newpark Resources’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Newpark Resources. Newpark Resources is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Newpark Resources and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Newpark Resources Competitors||-17.56%||-16.84%||-5.66%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Newpark Resources and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Newpark Resources Competitors||388||2009||2878||114||2.50|
Newpark Resources presently has a consensus price target of $9.50, suggesting a potential downside of 3.55%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 22.22%. Given Newpark Resources’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Newpark Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
65.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.9% of Newpark Resources shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
About Newpark Resources
Newpark Resources, Inc. is a supplier providing products and services primarily to the oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) industry. The Company’s segments include Fluids Systems, and Mats and Integrated Services. The Fluids Systems segment provides drilling fluids products and technical services to customers in the North America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Latin America, and Asia Pacific regions. The Mats and Integrated Services segment provides composite mat rentals, as well as location construction and related site services, to customers at well, production, transportation and refinery locations in the United States. It manufactures and sells composite mats to customers outside of the United States, and to domestic customers outside of the oil and gas exploration market. The Fluids Systems segment offers customized solutions for technical drilling projects involving subsurface conditions, such as horizontal, directional, geologically deep or deep water drilling.
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