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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Select Egy Svcs and Keane Group, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Select Egy Svcs 1 1 6 0 2.63
Keane Group 0 9 10 0 2.53

Select Egy Svcs presently has a consensus price target of $19.00, indicating a potential upside of 24.35%. Keane Group has a consensus price target of $20.78, indicating a potential upside of 45.20%. Given Keane Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Keane Group is more favorable than Select Egy Svcs.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Select Egy Svcs and Keane Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Select Egy Svcs $302.39 million 5.37 -$307.52 million N/A N/A
Keane Group $420.57 million 3.81 -$187.08 million ($1.22) -11.73

Keane Group has higher revenue and earnings than Select Egy Svcs.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

29.5% of Select Egy Svcs shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.4% of Keane Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Select Egy Svcs and Keane Group’s 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%
Keane Group -9.90% -19.19% -8.80%

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 Keane Group

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.

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