Analyzing KLX Energy Services (KLXE) and Its Peers

KLX Energy Services (NASDAQ: KLXE) is one of 33 public companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare KLX Energy Services to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares KLX Energy Services and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
KLX Energy Services $495.30 million $14.40 million 10.31
KLX Energy Services Competitors $4.06 billion $295.02 million 13.92

KLX Energy Services’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than KLX Energy Services. KLX Energy Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for KLX Energy Services and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KLX Energy Services 0 0 3 0 3.00
KLX Energy Services Competitors 370 1517 2052 88 2.46

KLX Energy Services presently has a consensus price target of $30.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.52%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 45.37%. Given KLX Energy Services’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe KLX Energy Services has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares KLX Energy Services and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KLX Energy Services N/A N/A N/A
KLX Energy Services Competitors -6.39% 40.94% 3.25%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.0% of KLX Energy Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.9% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.6% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

KLX Energy Services competitors beat KLX Energy Services on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

KLX Energy Services Company Profile

KLX Energy Services Holdings, Inc. provides completion, intervention, and production services and products to the onshore oil and gas producing regions of the United States. It offers a range of technical services, and related tools and equipment to companies engaged in the exploration and development of North American onshore conventional and unconventional oil and natural gas reserves. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Wellington, Florida.

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