Superior Energy Services (OTCMKTS:SPNVD) versus Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (OTCMKTS:ESES) Critical Contrast

Superior Energy Services (OTCMKTS:SPNVD) and Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (OTCMKTS:ESES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

8.8% of Superior Energy Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.3% of Superior Energy Services shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.7% of Eco-Stim Energy Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Superior Energy Services has a beta of 2.75, meaning that its share price is 175% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eco-Stim Energy Solutions has a beta of 1.87, meaning that its share price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Superior Energy Services and Eco-Stim Energy Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Superior Energy Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Eco-Stim Energy Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Superior Energy Services and Eco-Stim Energy Solutions’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Superior Energy Services $2.13 billion 0.03 -$858.11 million ($9.00) -0.53
Eco-Stim Energy Solutions $40.71 million 0.00 -$87.87 million N/A N/A

Eco-Stim Energy Solutions has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Superior Energy Services.

Profitability

This table compares Superior Energy Services and Eco-Stim Energy Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Superior Energy Services -48.56% -73.42% -7.25%
Eco-Stim Energy Solutions N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Superior Energy Services beats Eco-Stim Energy Solutions on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Superior Energy Services Company Profile

Superior Energy Services, Inc. provides oilfield services and equipment to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States, the Gulf of Mexico, and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Drilling Products and Services, Onshore Completion and Workover Services, Production Services, and Technical Solutions. The Drilling Products and Services segment rents downhole drilling tools, including tubulars, such as primary drill pipe strings, landing strings, completion tubulars, and associated accessories, as well as manufactures and rents bottom hole tools comprising stabilizers, non-magnetic drill collars, and hole openers; and surfaces, such as temporary onshore and offshore accommodation modules and accessories. The Onshore Completion and Workover Services segment offers pressure pumping services comprising hydraulic fracturing and high pressure pumping services used to complete and stimulate production in new oil and gas wells; fluid management services used to obtain, move, store, and dispose of fluids that are involved in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas; and workover services consisting of installations, completions, and sidetracking of wells, as well as support for perforating operations. The Production Services segment provides intervention services, such as coiled tubing, cased hole and mechanical wireline, hydraulic workover and snubbing, production testing and optimization, and remedial pumping services. The Technical Solutions segment offers well containment systems; completion tools and services, including sand control systems, well screens and filters, and surface-controlled sub surface safety valves; offshore well decommissioning services comprising plugging and abandoning wells at the end of their economic life; and well and sand control, and stimulation services. This segment also produces and sells oil and gas. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Eco-Stim Energy Solutions Company Profile

Eco-Stim Energy Solutions, Inc. provides oilfield services in the United States and Argentina. The company offers pressure pumping, coiled tubing, and field management services to the upstream oil and gas industry. Its customers consist primarily of international oil and gas exploration and production companies, including national oil companies, local privately-held exploration and production companies, and other service companies. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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