Ranger Energy Services (RNGR) and NCS Multistage (NCSM) Head-To-Head Comparison

Ranger Energy Services (NYSE: RNGR) and NCS Multistage (NASDAQ:NCSM) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ranger Energy Services and NCS Multistage’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ranger Energy Services $52.80 million 2.97 -$5.00 million N/A N/A
NCS Multistage $98.47 million 8.65 -$17.92 million N/A N/A

Ranger Energy Services has higher earnings, but lower revenue than NCS Multistage.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ranger Energy Services -14.29% -14.10% -10.47%
NCS Multistage 2.42% 2.22% 1.56%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Ranger Energy Services and NCS Multistage, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ranger Energy Services 0 3 5 0 2.63
NCS Multistage 0 1 6 1 3.00

Ranger Energy Services currently has a consensus target price of $17.25, indicating a potential upside of 67.96%. NCS Multistage has a consensus target price of $25.33, indicating a potential upside of 30.58%. Given Ranger Energy Services’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ranger Energy Services is more favorable than NCS Multistage.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

32.4% of Ranger Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.0% of NCS Multistage shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


NCS Multistage beats Ranger Energy Services on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ranger Energy Services

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.

About NCS Multistage

NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. is a provider of engineered products and support services for oil and natural gas well completions and field development strategies. The Company’s products and services include Multistage Unlimited, casing-installed sliding sleeves, downhole frac isolation assembly, AirLock casing buoyancy system and liner hanger systems. The Company provides products and services primarily to exploration and production (E&P) companies for use in onshore wells, predominantly wells that have been drilled with horizontal laterals in unconventional oil and natural gas formations. The Company’s products and services are utilized in oil and natural gas basins throughout North America and in selected international markets, including Argentina, China and Russia.

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