RPC (RES) & Its Peers Critical Review

RPC (NYSE: RES) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare RPC to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.


RPC pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. RPC pays out -183.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.8% and pay out -61.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. RPC has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

38.2% of RPC shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 73.5% of RPC shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for RPC and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RPC 0 11 8 0 2.42
RPC Competitors 390 2012 2881 114 2.50

RPC presently has a consensus price target of $23.36, suggesting a potential upside of 2.78%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 21.31%. Given RPC’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe RPC has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

RPC has a beta of 1.18, meaning that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RPC’s rivals have a beta of 1.60, meaning that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares RPC and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RPC -1.15% -1.74% -1.36%
RPC Competitors -17.35% -16.04% -5.52%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares RPC and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
RPC $1.09 billion $155.79 million -378.77
RPC Competitors $2.04 billion $273.76 million -37.36

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


RPC rivals beat RPC on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

RPC Company Profile

RPC, Inc. (RPC) is a holding company for several oilfield services companies. The Company provides a range of specialized oilfield services and equipment primarily to independent oil and gas companies engaged in the exploration, production and development of oil and gas properties throughout the United States, including the southwest, mid-continent, Gulf of Mexico, Rocky Mountain and Appalachian regions, and in selected international markets. The Company’s segments are Technical Services and Support Services. The Technical Services segment consists primarily of pressure pumping, downhole tools, coiled tubing, snubbing, nitrogen, well control, wireline and fishing. Its Support Services include all of the services that provide equipment for customers’ use on the well site without RPC personnel and services that are provided in support of customer operations off the well site, such as classroom and computer training, and other consulting services.

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