Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (NYSE: SOI) and Schlumberger N.V. (NYSE:SLB) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and profitabiliy.

Profitability

This table compares Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and Schlumberger N.V.’s 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
Schlumberger N.V. 0.62% 3.80% 2.02%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and Schlumberger N.V.’s 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 5.69 $11.93 million N/A N/A
Schlumberger N.V. $28.48 billion 3.24 $6.27 billion $0.13 511.96

Schlumberger N.V. has higher revenue and earnings than Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

23.7% of Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.1% of Schlumberger N.V. shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Schlumberger N.V. shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Schlumberger N.V. pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure does not pay a dividend. Schlumberger N.V. pays out 1,538.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and Schlumberger N.V., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure 0 0 10 0 3.00
Schlumberger N.V. 0 8 18 1 2.74

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure presently has a consensus price target of $16.25, indicating a potential upside of 21.09%. Schlumberger N.V. has a consensus price target of $86.04, indicating a potential upside of 29.29%. Given Schlumberger N.V.’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Schlumberger N.V. is more favorable than Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure.

Summary

Schlumberger N.V. beats Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure on 11 of the 15 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.

Schlumberger N.V. Company Profile

Schlumberger N.V. provides technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production and processing to the oil and gas industry. The Company’s segments include Reservoir Characterization Group, Drilling Group, Production Group and Cameron Group. The Reservoir Characterization Group consists of the principal technologies involved in finding and defining hydrocarbon resources. The Drilling Group consists of the principal technologies involved in the drilling and positioning of oil and gas wells. The Production Group consists of the principal technologies involved in the lifetime production of oil and gas reservoirs and includes Well Services, Completions, Artificial Lift, Integrated Production Services (IPS) and Schlumberger Production Management (SPM). The Cameron Group consists of the principal technologies involved in pressure and flow control for drilling and intervention rigs, oil and gas wells and production facilities.

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