Financial Contrast: Emerge Energy Services (EMES) vs. Martin Marietta Materials (MLM)

Emerge Energy Services (NYSE: EMES) and Martin Marietta Materials (NYSE:MLM) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.


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This table compares Emerge Energy Services and Martin Marietta Materials’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Emerge Energy Services -1.88% -8.54% -1.29%
Martin Marietta Materials 17.99% 10.55% 5.80%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Emerge Energy Services and Martin Marietta Materials’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Emerge Energy Services $364.30 million 0.62 -$6.83 million ($0.12) -60.58
Martin Marietta Materials $3.97 billion 3.23 $713.34 million $7.18 28.43

Martin Marietta Materials has higher revenue and earnings than Emerge Energy Services. Emerge Energy Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Martin Marietta Materials, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Emerge Energy Services and Martin Marietta Materials, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Emerge Energy Services 0 5 3 0 2.38
Martin Marietta Materials 0 4 5 0 2.56

Emerge Energy Services currently has a consensus price target of $13.14, suggesting a potential upside of 80.78%. Martin Marietta Materials has a consensus price target of $241.13, suggesting a potential upside of 18.13%. Given Emerge Energy Services’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Emerge Energy Services is more favorable than Martin Marietta Materials.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

18.3% of Emerge Energy Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 100.0% of Martin Marietta Materials shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.5% of Martin Marietta Materials shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Emerge Energy Services has a beta of 1.9, suggesting that its share price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Martin Marietta Materials has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Martin Marietta Materials pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Emerge Energy Services does not pay a dividend. Martin Marietta Materials pays out 24.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Martin Marietta Materials beats Emerge Energy Services on 13 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Emerge Energy Services Company Profile

Emerge Energy Services LP, through its subsidiary, Superior Silica Sands LLC, operates an energy services company in the United States. It engages in mining, producing, and distributing silica sand, which is a primary input for the hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas wells. The company serves oilfield services companies, and exploration and production companies that are engaged in hydraulic fracturing. Emerge Energy Services GP, LLC operates as the general partner of the company. Emerge Energy Services LP was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Martin Marietta Materials Company Profile

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., a natural-resource-based building materials company, supplies aggregates and heavy building materials to the construction industry in the United States and internationally. The company provides crushed stone, sand, and gravel products; ready mixed concrete, and asphalt and paving products; and Portland and specialty cement for use in the infrastructure projects, and nonresidential and residential construction markets, as well as in the railroad, agricultural, utility, and environmental industries. It also manufactures and markets magnesia-based chemical products for the industrial, agricultural, and environmental applications; and dolomitic lime primarily for customers in the steel and mining industries, as well as provides road paving construction services. The company's chemical products are used in flame retardants, wastewater treatment, pulp and paper production, and other environmental applications. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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