Keane Group (NASDAQ: FRAC) and Select Energy Services (NASDAQ:WTTR) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Keane Group and Select Energy Services’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Keane Group $831.08 million 1.74 $49.20 million N/A N/A
Select Energy Services $395.02 million 1.14 $32.91 million N/A N/A

Keane Group has higher revenue and earnings than Select Energy Services.


This table compares Keane Group and Select Energy Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Keane Group -3.68% -14.38% -7.52%
Select Energy Services -7.80% -11.02% -8.68%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Keane Group and Select Energy Services, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Keane Group 0 7 10 0 2.59
Select Energy Services 0 1 6 0 2.86

Keane Group presently has a consensus price target of $21.38, indicating a potential upside of 52.42%. Select Energy Services has a consensus price target of $19.71, indicating a potential upside of 32.22%. Given Keane Group’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Keane Group is more favorable than Select Energy Services.


Keane Group beats Select Energy Services on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Keane Group Company Profile

Keane Group, Inc. is provider of integrated well completion services in the United States, with a focus on demanding completion solutions. The Company’s segments include Completion Services, which comprises hydraulic fracturing and wireline divisions, and Other Services, which consists of coiled tubing, cementing and drilling divisions. It provides hydraulic fracturing and wireline services pursuant to contractual arrangements, such as term contracts and pricing agreements, or on a spot market basis. It provides certain complementary services such as coiled tubing, cementing and drilling pursuant to contractual arrangements, such as term contracts on a spot basis. Its primary services include horizontal and vertical fracturing, wireline perforation and logging and engineered solutions, as well as other value-added service offerings. As of July 3, 2017, the Company had approximately 1.2 million hydraulic horsepower spread across 23 hydraulic fracturing fleets and 31 wireline trucks.

Select Energy Services Company Profile

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.

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