Contrasting Liberty Oilfield Services (LBRT) & Cypress Energy Partners (CELP)

Liberty Oilfield Services (NYSE: LBRT) and Cypress Energy Partners (NYSE:CELP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Liberty Oilfield Services and Cypress Energy Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Oilfield Services 0 1 8 0 2.89
Cypress Energy Partners 0 2 0 0 2.00

Liberty Oilfield Services currently has a consensus target price of $29.29, indicating a potential upside of 47.91%. Cypress Energy Partners has a consensus target price of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 21.36%. Given Liberty Oilfield Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Liberty Oilfield Services 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 13.6%. Liberty Oilfield 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Liberty Oilfield 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
Liberty Oilfield Services N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cypress Energy Partners $298.00 million 0.25 -$4.66 million $0.12 51.50

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Oilfield Services N/A N/A N/A
Cypress Energy Partners 0.15% 22.34% 1.69%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.9% of Cypress Energy Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Cypress Energy Partners beats Liberty Oilfield Services on 6 of the 10 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.

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