Contrasting Select Egy Svcs (WTTR) & SEACOR Holdings (CKH)

Select Egy Svcs (NYSE: WTTR) and SEACOR Holdings (NYSE:CKH) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

29.5% of Select Egy Svcs shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.2% of SEACOR Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 10.5% of SEACOR Holdings shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Select Egy Svcs and SEACOR Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Select Egy Svcs -6.18% -6.04% -4.91%
SEACOR Holdings -15.49% -9.19% -3.72%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Select Egy Svcs and SEACOR Holdings’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Select Egy Svcs $302.39 million 5.46 -$307.52 million N/A N/A
SEACOR Holdings $830.98 million 1.03 -$215.89 million ($6.19) -7.74

SEACOR Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Select Egy Svcs.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Select Egy Svcs and SEACOR Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Select Egy Svcs 1 1 6 0 2.63
SEACOR Holdings 0 2 0 0 2.00

Select Egy Svcs currently has a consensus target price of $19.00, indicating a potential upside of 22.27%. SEACOR Holdings has a consensus target price of $48.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.23%. Given Select Egy Svcs’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Select Egy Svcs is more favorable than SEACOR Holdings.

Summary

Select Egy Svcs beats SEACOR Holdings on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Select Egy Svcs

Select Energy Services, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is provider of total water solutions to the United States unconventional oil and gas industry. The Company is engaged in sourcing and transfer of water prior to its use in drilling and completion activities associated with hydraulic fracturing or fracking, which collectively referrd to as pre-frac water services. The Company provides its services to integrated and exploration and production (E&P) companies. Its operating segments include water solutions, accommodation and rentals, and wellsite completion and constructive services. The Company’s services include water sourcing, water transfer, water treatment, fluid handling, disposal solutions, accommodations, rentals, and wellsite construction. The Company also provides complementary water-related services that support oil and gas well completion and production activities including containment, monitoring, treatment, flowback, hauling and disposal.

About SEACOR Holdings

SEACOR Holdings Inc., is engaged in the business of transportation and logistics, alcohol manufacturing, merchandising, and risk management consultancy. The Company’s segments include, Inland River Services, Shipping Services and Illinois Corn Processing. Inland River Services segment operates river transportation equipment used for moving agricultural and industrial commodities and petroleum and chemical products. Shipping Services segment operates a fleet of United States flag marine transportation related assets. Illinois Corn Processing segment produces alcohol used in the food, beverage, industrial and petrochemical end-markets. The Company also offers emergency and crisis services, lending and leasing activities, and noncontrolling investments in various other businesses.

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