Tetra Technologies (TTI) versus Its Competitors Financial Review

Tetra Technologies (NYSE: TTI) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Tetra Technologies to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.


This table compares Tetra Technologies and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tetra Technologies -8.27% -9.56% -2.76%
Tetra Technologies Competitors -16.15% -9.54% -5.03%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.6% of Tetra Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.6% of Tetra Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.7% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Tetra Technologies has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tetra Technologies’ peers have a beta of 1.59, indicating that their average share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Tetra Technologies and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Tetra Technologies $726.15 million $84.62 million -4.66
Tetra Technologies Competitors $2.04 billion $273.78 million -16.07

Tetra Technologies’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Tetra Technologies. Tetra Technologies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Tetra Technologies and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tetra Technologies 0 4 8 0 2.67
Tetra Technologies Competitors 407 2076 2930 114 2.50

Tetra Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $5.19, indicating a potential upside of 82.66%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 22.65%. Given Tetra Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Tetra Technologies is more favorable than its peers.

Tetra Technologies Company Profile

TETRA Technologies, Inc. is an oil and gas services company. The Company focuses on completion fluids and associated products and services, water management, production well testing, offshore rig cooling, compression services and equipment, and offshore services, such as decommissioning and diving. It is composed of five segments organized into four divisions: Fluids, Production Testing, Compression and Offshore. The Fluids division manufactures and markets clear brine fluids, additives and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry. Its Production Testing division provides frac flowback services, production well testing services, offshore rig cooling and other associated services in various oil and gas producing regions. The Compression division provides compression services and equipment for natural gas and oil production, gathering, transportation, processing and storage. The Offshore division consists of two operating segments: Offshore Services and Maritech.

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