CSI Compressco (NASDAQ: CCLP) and Oasis Midstream Partners (NYSE:OMP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Dividends

CSI Compressco pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.7%. Oasis Midstream Partners does not pay a dividend. CSI Compressco pays out -60.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

28.0% of CSI Compressco shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.1% of Oasis Midstream Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for CSI Compressco and Oasis Midstream Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CSI Compressco 1 3 0 0 1.75
Oasis Midstream Partners 0 1 8 0 2.89

CSI Compressco currently has a consensus price target of $5.33, indicating a potential downside of 2.85%. Oasis Midstream Partners has a consensus price target of $21.86, indicating a potential upside of 28.42%. Given Oasis Midstream Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Oasis Midstream Partners is more favorable than CSI Compressco.

Profitability

This table compares CSI Compressco and Oasis Midstream Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CSI Compressco -14.20% -35.88% -5.70%
Oasis Midstream Partners N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CSI Compressco and Oasis Midstream Partners’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CSI Compressco $311.36 million 0.64 -$138.13 million ($1.25) -4.39
Oasis Midstream Partners $120.85 million 3.87 $40.12 million N/A N/A

Oasis Midstream Partners has higher revenue, but lower earnings than CSI Compressco.

Summary

Oasis Midstream Partners beats CSI Compressco on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

CSI Compressco Company Profile

CSI Compressco LP is a provider of compression services and equipment for natural gas and oil production, gathering, transportation, processing and storage. The Company sells custom-designed compressor packages and oilfield fluid pump systems, and provides aftermarket services and compressor package parts and components manufactured by third-party suppliers. It provides these compression services and equipment to a base of natural gas and oil exploration and production, midstream and transmission companies operating throughout many of the onshore producing regions of the United States, as well as in a number of foreign countries, including Mexico, Canada and Argentina. It is a service provider of natural gas compression services in the United States, utilizing its fleet of compressor packages that employs a spectrum of low-, medium- and high-horsepower engines. As of December 31, 2016, its fleet included approximately 6,000 compressor packages.

Oasis Midstream Partners Company Profile

Oasis Midstream Partners LP is a master limited partnership company. The Company is formed to own, develop, operate and acquire a diversified portfolio of midstream assets in North America that are integral to the oil and natural gas operations exclusively within the Williston Basin. The Company’s midstream services include gas gathering, compression, processing and gas lift services; crude gathering, stabilization, blending, storage and transportation services; produced water gathering and disposal services; and freshwater distribution services. The Company operates in two primary areas include Wild Basin and Outside of the Wild Basin.

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