NCS Multistage (NCSM) & Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (SOI) Financial Contrast

NCS Multistage (NASDAQ: NCSM) and Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (NYSE:SOI) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for NCS Multistage and Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NCS Multistage 0 1 7 0 2.88
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure 0 1 12 0 2.92

NCS Multistage presently has a consensus price target of $25.33, suggesting a potential upside of 55.04%. Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure has a consensus price target of $19.50, suggesting a potential upside of 3.34%. Given NCS Multistage’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe NCS Multistage is more favorable than Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares NCS Multistage and Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NCS Multistage $98.47 million 7.29 -$17.92 million $0.09 181.56
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure $18.15 million 45.41 $2.80 million N/A N/A

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure has lower revenue, but higher earnings than NCS Multistage.

Profitability

This table compares NCS Multistage and Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NCS Multistage 2.42% 2.22% 1.56%
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure 18.84% 10.16% 9.23%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.3% of NCS Multistage shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.5% of Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure beats NCS Multistage on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. manufactures and provides its mobile proppant management systems that unload, store and deliver proppant at oil and natural gas well sites. The Company offers its services to oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) companies, as well as oilfield service companies. Its mobile proppant system is designed to address the challenges associated with transferring large quantities of proppant to the well site, including the cost and management of last mile logistics. Its systems provide 2.5 million pounds of proppant storage capacity. The Company manufactures its systems at its facility in Early, Texas, The Company’s system provides Streamlined last mile logistics and Improved execution to meet completion designs. Its systems provide triple the storage capacity, such as trailer-mounted, hydraulically powered storage bins. Its integrated PropView system delivers real-time proppant inventory and consumption levels.

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