Cypress Energy Partners (CELP) vs. Keane Group (FRAC) Head to Head Survey

Cypress Energy Partners (NYSE: CELP) and Keane Group (NYSE:FRAC) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Cypress Energy Partners and Keane Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cypress Energy Partners 0.15% 22.34% 1.69%
Keane Group -9.90% -19.19% -8.80%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.7% of Cypress Energy Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.3% of Keane Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cypress Energy Partners and Keane Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cypress Energy Partners $298.00 million 0.25 -$4.66 million $0.12 51.67
Keane Group $420.57 million 4.05 -$187.08 million N/A N/A

Cypress Energy Partners has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Keane Group.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cypress Energy Partners and Keane Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cypress Energy Partners 0 3 0 0 2.00
Keane Group 0 9 10 0 2.53

Cypress Energy Partners presently has a consensus target price of $7.50, suggesting a potential upside of 20.97%. Keane Group has a consensus target price of $20.78, suggesting a potential upside of 36.52%. Given Keane Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Keane Group is more favorable than Cypress Energy Partners.

Dividends

Cypress Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.5%. Keane Group does not pay a dividend. Cypress Energy Partners pays out 700.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Keane Group beats Cypress Energy Partners on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cypress Energy Partners Company Profile

Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. is a limited partnership company, which serves energy companies throughout North America. The Company provides independent pipeline inspection and integrity services to producers and pipeline companies and water and environmental services with salt water disposal (SWD) facilities to the United States onshore oil and natural gas producers and trucking companies. It operates through three segments: Pipeline Inspection Services (PIS), which provides independent inspection services to various energy, public utility and pipeline companies in both the United States and Canada; Integrity Services (IS), which provides hydrostatic testing services to natural gas and petroleum companies and pipeline construction companies of newly constructed and existing natural gas and petroleum pipelines, and Water and Environmental Services (W&ES), which provides SWD services to oil and natural gas producers and trucking companies.

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.

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