Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (NYSE: SOI) and Newpark Resources (NYSE:NR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and Newpark Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure 0 0 9 0 3.00
Newpark Resources 0 1 4 0 2.80

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure currently has a consensus target price of $16.25, suggesting a potential upside of 34.41%. Newpark Resources has a consensus target price of $29.00, suggesting a potential upside of 289.26%. Given Newpark Resources’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Newpark Resources is more favorable than Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure.

Profitability

This table compares Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and Newpark Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure N/A N/A N/A
Newpark Resources -0.62% -0.78% -0.49%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and Newpark Resources’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure $25.34 million 5.13 $11.93 million N/A N/A
Newpark Resources $515.64 million 1.28 $8.56 million ($0.34) -21.91

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Newpark Resources.

Summary

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure beats Newpark Resources on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Company Profile

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. manufactures and provides its mobile proppant management systems that unload, store and deliver proppant at oil and natural gas well sites. The Company offers its services to oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) companies, as well as oilfield service companies. Its mobile proppant system is designed to address the challenges associated with transferring large quantities of proppant to the well site, including the cost and management of last mile logistics. Its systems provide 2.5 million pounds of proppant storage capacity. The Company manufactures its systems at its facility in Early, Texas, The Company’s system provides Streamlined last mile logistics and Improved execution to meet completion designs. Its systems provide triple the storage capacity, such as trailer-mounted, hydraulically powered storage bins. Its integrated PropView system delivers real-time proppant inventory and consumption levels.

Newpark Resources Company Profile

Newpark Resources, Inc. is a supplier providing products and services primarily to the oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) industry. The Company’s segments include Fluids Systems, and Mats and Integrated Services. The Fluids Systems segment provides drilling fluids products and technical services to customers in the North America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Latin America, and Asia Pacific regions. The Mats and Integrated Services segment provides composite mat rentals, as well as location construction and related site services, to customers at well, production, transportation and refinery locations in the United States. It manufactures and sells composite mats to customers outside of the United States, and to domestic customers outside of the oil and gas exploration market. The Fluids Systems segment offers customized solutions for technical drilling projects involving subsurface conditions, such as horizontal, directional, geologically deep or deep water drilling.

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