Comparing Cypress Energy Partners (CELP) & The Competition

Cypress Energy Partners (NYSE: CELP) is one of 31 public companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Cypress Energy Partners to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of current ratings for Cypress Energy Partners and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cypress Energy Partners 0 2 0 0 2.00
Cypress Energy Partners Competitors 237 1126 1710 75 2.52

Cypress Energy Partners presently has a consensus price target of $6.50, suggesting a potential upside of 0.31%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 29.74%. Given Cypress Energy Partners’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cypress Energy Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Cypress Energy Partners has a beta of 1.6, indicating that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cypress Energy Partners’ peers have a beta of 1.31, indicating that their average stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Cypress Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.0%. Cypress Energy Partners pays out 168.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.1% and pay out 182.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Cypress Energy Partners is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cypress Energy Partners 0.81% 46.27% 2.86%
Cypress Energy Partners Competitors -4.61% -0.23% -1.17%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.4% of Cypress Energy Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.8% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.0% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cypress Energy Partners and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cypress Energy Partners $286.34 million -$810,000.00 12.96
Cypress Energy Partners Competitors $3.85 billion $113.38 million -5.31

Cypress Energy Partners’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Cypress Energy Partners. Cypress Energy Partners is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Cypress Energy Partners peers beat Cypress Energy Partners on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Cypress Energy Partners

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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