Propetro (NYSE:PUMP) and Gulf Island Fabrication (NASDAQ:GIFI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.
Volatility & Risk
Propetro has a beta of 1.85, meaning that its share price is 85% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gulf Island Fabrication has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Propetro and Gulf Island Fabrication, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Gulf Island Fabrication||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Propetro currently has a consensus target price of $25.40, indicating a potential upside of 9.25%. Given Propetro’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Propetro is more favorable than Gulf Island Fabrication.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Propetro and Gulf Island Fabrication’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Propetro||$1.70 billion||1.37||$173.86 million||$2.00||11.63|
|Gulf Island Fabrication||$221.25 million||0.62||-$20.38 million||N/A||N/A|
Propetro has higher revenue and earnings than Gulf Island Fabrication.
This table compares Propetro and Gulf Island Fabrication’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Gulf Island Fabrication||-9.54%||-9.75%||-7.78%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
91.7% of Propetro shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.1% of Gulf Island Fabrication shares are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of Propetro shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of Gulf Island Fabrication shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Propetro beats Gulf Island Fabrication on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Propetro Company Profile
ProPetro Holding Corp., an oilfield services company, provides pressure pumping and other related services. The company offers hydraulic fracturing services; and a suite of well completion and production services, including cementing, acidizing, coiled tubing, flowback, surface air drilling, and drilling services. It serves the upstream oil and gas companies engaged in the exploration and production of North American unconventional oil and natural gas resources in the Permian Basin. As of December 31, 2018, the company's fleet comprised 20 hydraulic fracturing units with 905,000 hydraulic horsepower. ProPetro Holding Corp. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas.
Gulf Island Fabrication Company Profile
Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a fabricator of offshore drilling and production platforms, and other steel structures in the United States. The company fabricates jackets and deck sections of fixed production platforms; hull, tendon, and/or deck sections of floating production platforms, such as tension leg platforms, single point anchor reservoirs, floating production storage and offloading vessels, and minimum deepwater operating concepts; pressure vessels; and piles, wellhead protectors, and subsea templates, as well as various production, compressor, and utility modules. It also fabricates and repairs offshore supply vessels, anchor handling vessels, lift boats, tugboats, towboats, barges, and other marine vessels; constructs dry docks to lift marine vessels; undertakes conversion projects; and offers steel repair, blasting and painting, electrical systems repair, and machinery and piping system repair services, as well as propeller, shaft, and rudder reconditioning services. In addition, the company provides interconnect piping services on offshore platforms and inshore structures; and onshore and offshore scaffolding and piping insulation services. Further, it fabricates packaged skid units; offers on-site construction and maintenance services; and undertakes engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning, and start-up projects. The company serves oil and gas companies and their contractors; petrochemical, marine, offshore support, offshore and inland barge, alternative energy, and diving companies; support vessel operators; and offshore construction contractors, as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Navy, and state and local governmental agencies and their contractors. Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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