Mammoth Energy Services (TUSK) & Keane Group (FRAC) Head to Head Survey

Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ: TUSK) and Keane Group (NYSE:FRAC) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mammoth Energy Services 8.54% 14.30% 9.44%
Keane Group -2.30% 3.61% 1.78%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

71.2% of Mammoth Energy Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.1% of Keane Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Mammoth Energy Services shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mammoth Energy Services and Keane Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mammoth Energy Services $691.50 million 2.16 $58.96 million $1.42 23.61
Keane Group $1.54 billion 1.09 -$36.14 million $0.16 93.56

Mammoth Energy Services has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Keane Group. Mammoth Energy Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Keane Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Mammoth Energy Services and Keane Group, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mammoth Energy Services 0 1 9 0 2.90
Keane Group 0 5 14 0 2.74

Mammoth Energy Services currently has a consensus target price of $32.11, indicating a potential downside of 4.23%. Keane Group has a consensus target price of $19.94, indicating a potential upside of 33.23%. Given Keane Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Keane Group is more favorable than Mammoth Energy Services.

Risk and Volatility

Mammoth Energy Services has a beta of 0.27, suggesting that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Keane Group has a beta of -0.39, suggesting that its stock price is 139% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Mammoth Energy Services beats Keane Group on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mammoth Energy Services

Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. operates as an integrated oilfield service company. The company operates in four segments: Pressure Pumping Services, Infrastructure Services, Natural Sand Proppant Services, and Contract Land and Directional Drilling Services. The Pressure Pumping Services segment provides high-pressure hydraulic fracturing services to enhance the production of oil and natural gas from formations having low permeability. The Infrastructure Services segment offers a range of services on electric transmission and distribution networks, and substation facilities, which include the construction, upgrade, maintenance, and repair of high voltage transmission lines, substations, and lower voltage overhead and underground distribution systems; storm repair and restoration services; and commercial services comprising installation, maintenance, and repair of commercial wiring. The Natural Sand Proppant Services segment is involved in mining, processing, and selling proppant for hydraulic fracturing; buying processed sand from suppliers on the spot market and reselling that sand; and providing logistics solutions to facilitate delivery of frac sand products. The Contract Land and Directional Drilling Services segment offers drilling rigs and crews for operators, as well as rental equipment, such as mud motors and operational tools for vertical and horizontal drilling. The company also other energy services, including coil tubing, pressure control, flowback, cementing, and remote accommodation services. Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. serves companies engaged in the exploration and development of North American onshore unconventional oil and natural gas reserves, government-funded utilities, private and public investor owned utilities, and co-operative utilities. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

About Keane Group

Keane Group, Inc. provides integrated well completion services primarily in the United States. Its principal service offerings include horizontal and vertical fracturing, wireline perforation and logging, and engineered solutions, as well as other value-added services. The company also provides cementing and drilling services; and engineering software and technical guidance for remedial cementing applications and acidizing. Its customers primarily include integrated and large independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. The company has 26 hydraulic fracturing fleets, 31 wireline trucks, 24 cementing pumps, and other ancillary assets located in the Permian Basin, the Marcellus Shale/Utica Shale, the Eagle Ford Formation, the Bakken Formation, and other active oil and gas basins. Keane Group, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Keane Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of Keane Investor Holdings LLC.

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