Head-To-Head Review: Ranger Energy Services (RNGR) and IRIS International (IRIS)

Ranger Energy Services (NASDAQ: RNGR) and IRIS International (NASDAQ:IRIS) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Ranger Energy Services and IRIS International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ranger Energy Services -17.80% -22.28% -14.81%
IRIS International -61.58% -36.70% -29.47%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ranger Energy Services and IRIS International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ranger Energy Services N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
IRIS International $47.70 million 0.82 -$24.80 million ($2.49) -1.30

Ranger Energy Services has higher revenue, but lower earnings than IRIS International.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

68.9% of IRIS International shares are held by institutional investors. 9.7% of IRIS International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Ranger Energy Services and IRIS International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ranger Energy Services 0 3 5 0 2.63
IRIS International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ranger Energy Services currently has a consensus target price of $18.75, suggesting a potential upside of 64.62%. Given Ranger Energy Services’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Ranger Energy Services is more favorable than IRIS International.

Summary

Ranger Energy Services beats IRIS International on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ranger Energy Services Company Profile

Ranger Energy Services, Inc. is an independent provider of high-specification (high-spec) well service rigs and associated services in the United States. The Company focuses on unconventional horizontal well completion and production operations. The Company operates through Well Services and Processing Solutions segment. Well Services segment provides high-spec well service rigs and complementary equipment and services in the United States, with a focus on unconventional horizontal well completion, workover and maintenance operations. Processing Solutions segment engages in the rental, installation, commissioning, start-up, operation and maintenance of MRUs, NGL stabilizer units, NGL storage units and related equipment. The Company also offers full transportation, turn-key mobilization services, installation and ongoing operation services in the field. The Company’s turn-key mobilization services include in-bound transportation and site offloading.

IRIS International Company Profile

Mitcham Industries, Inc. is a provider of equipment to the geophysical, oceanographic and hydrographic industries. The Company operates through two segments. The Equipment Leasing segment is primarily engaged in the leasing of seismic equipment to companies in the oil and gas industry across the world. The Equipment Manufacturing and Sales segment is engaged in the design, production and sale of marine seismic equipment, and oceanographic and hydrographic equipment. Its leasing business includes Mitcham Canada ULC, Seismic Asia Pacific Pty Ltd., Mitcham Seismic Eurasia LLC, Mitcham Europe Ltd. and Mitcham Marine Leasing Pte. Ltd. The Equipment Manufacturing and Sales Segment includes its Seamap International Holdings Pte, Ltd. (Seamap) business and Klein Marine Systems, Inc. (Klein). Seamap designs, manufactures and sells a range of products for the seismic, hydrographic and offshore industries. Klein develops and manufactures high performance side scan sonar systems.

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