Select Energy Services (WTTR) & Cypress Energy Partners (CELP) Head to Head Comparison

Select Energy Services (NYSE: WTTR) and Cypress Energy Partners (NYSE:CELP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

22.3% of Select Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.7% of Cypress Energy Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Select Energy Services and Cypress Energy Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Select Energy Services -6.18% -6.04% -4.91%
Cypress Energy Partners 0.15% 22.34% 1.69%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Select Energy Services and Cypress Energy Partners’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Select Energy Services $302.39 million 6.41 -$307.52 million N/A N/A
Cypress Energy Partners $298.00 million 0.24 -$4.66 million $0.12 50.00

Cypress Energy Partners has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Select Energy Services.


Cypress Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 14.0%. Select Energy Services 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Select Energy Services and Cypress Energy Partners, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Select Energy Services 1 1 6 0 2.63
Cypress Energy Partners 0 2 0 0 2.00

Select Energy Services presently has a consensus price target of $19.00, suggesting a potential upside of 4.17%. Cypress Energy Partners has a consensus price target of $7.50, suggesting a potential upside of 25.00%. Given Cypress Energy Partners’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cypress Energy Partners is more favorable than Select Energy Services.

Select Energy Services Company Profile

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.

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.

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