Head to Head Survey: NexTier Oilfield Solutions (NEX) & The Competition

NexTier Oilfield Solutions (NYSE: NEX) is one of 36 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare NexTier Oilfield Solutions to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NexTier Oilfield Solutions and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
NexTier Oilfield Solutions $2.14 billion $59.33 million 5.59
NexTier Oilfield Solutions Competitors $3.79 billion $274.39 million 8.50

NexTier Oilfield Solutions’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than NexTier Oilfield Solutions. NexTier Oilfield Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares NexTier Oilfield Solutions and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NexTier Oilfield Solutions -0.96% 2.73% 1.22%
NexTier Oilfield Solutions Competitors -7.97% -78.64% 0.21%

Risk and Volatility

NexTier Oilfield Solutions has a beta of 1.37, meaning that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NexTier Oilfield Solutions’ competitors have a beta of 1.94, meaning that their average share price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.4% of NexTier Oilfield Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.7% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of NexTier Oilfield Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.7% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for NexTier Oilfield Solutions and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NexTier Oilfield Solutions 0 1 4 0 2.80
NexTier Oilfield Solutions Competitors 480 1838 2310 99 2.43

NexTier Oilfield Solutions presently has a consensus price target of $8.26, suggesting a potential upside of 60.70%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 63.79%. Given NexTier Oilfield Solutions’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe NexTier Oilfield Solutions has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

NexTier Oilfield Solutions competitors beat NexTier Oilfield Solutions on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About NexTier Oilfield Solutions

NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc. provides integrated well completion services primarily in the United States. Its principal service offerings include horizontal and vertical fracturing, wireline perforation and logging, and engineered solutions. The company also provides cementing and drilling services; and engineering software and technical guidance for remedial cementing applications and acidizing. Its customers primarily include integrated and large independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. The company has 29 hydraulic fracturing fleets, 34 wireline trucks, 24 cementing pumps, and other ancillary assets located in the Permian Basin, the Marcellus Shale/Utica Shale, the Eagle Ford Formation, the Bakken Formation, and other active oil and gas basins. NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc. is a subsidiary of Keane Investor Holdings LLC.

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