SEACOR (NYSE: CKH) and Select Egy Svcs (NYSE:WTTR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for SEACOR and Select Egy Svcs, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Select Egy Svcs||1||1||6||0||2.63|
SEACOR presently has a consensus price target of $48.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.54%. Select Egy Svcs has a consensus price target of $19.00, indicating a potential upside of 19.12%. Given Select Egy Svcs’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Select Egy Svcs is more favorable than SEACOR.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
92.0% of SEACOR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.3% of Select Egy Svcs shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.5% of SEACOR shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares SEACOR and Select Egy Svcs’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Select Egy Svcs||-6.18%||-6.04%||-4.91%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares SEACOR and Select Egy Svcs’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SEACOR||$830.98 million||1.00||-$215.89 million||($6.19)||-7.49|
|Select Egy Svcs||$302.39 million||5.60||-$307.52 million||N/A||N/A|
SEACOR has higher revenue and earnings than Select Egy Svcs.
Select Egy Svcs beats SEACOR on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
SEACOR Company Profile
SEACOR Holdings Inc., is engaged in the business of transportation and logistics, alcohol manufacturing, merchandising, and risk management consultancy. The Company’s segments include, Inland River Services, Shipping Services and Illinois Corn Processing. Inland River Services segment operates river transportation equipment used for moving agricultural and industrial commodities and petroleum and chemical products. Shipping Services segment operates a fleet of United States flag marine transportation related assets. Illinois Corn Processing segment produces alcohol used in the food, beverage, industrial and petrochemical end-markets. The Company also offers emergency and crisis services, lending and leasing activities, and noncontrolling investments in various other businesses.
Select Egy Svcs Company Profile
Select Energy Services, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is provider of total water solutions to the United States unconventional oil and gas industry. The Company is engaged in sourcing and transfer of water prior to its use in drilling and completion activities associated with hydraulic fracturing or fracking, which collectively referrd to as pre-frac water services. The Company provides its services to integrated and exploration and production (E&P) companies. Its operating segments include water solutions, accommodation and rentals, and wellsite completion and constructive services. The Company’s services include water sourcing, water transfer, water treatment, fluid handling, disposal solutions, accommodations, rentals, and wellsite construction. The Company also provides complementary water-related services that support oil and gas well completion and production activities including containment, monitoring, treatment, flowback, hauling and disposal.
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