Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CELP) and SEACOR Holdings (NYSE:CKH) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. and SEACOR Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. 0 3 0 0 2.00
SEACOR Holdings 0 0 1 0 3.00

Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. presently has a consensus target price of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 10.19%. SEACOR Holdings has a consensus target price of $37.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.66%. Given Cypress Energy Partners, L.P.’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. is more favorable than SEACOR Holdings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. and SEACOR Holdings’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. $289.25 million 0.30 $14.26 million ($0.20) -36.30
SEACOR Holdings $807.50 million 0.75 $74.80 million ($10.89) -3.19

SEACOR Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Cypress Energy Partners, L.P.. Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SEACOR Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.7% of Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.1% of SEACOR Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 13.4% of SEACOR Holdings shares are held by 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.

Dividends

Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.6%. SEACOR Holdings does not pay a dividend. Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. pays out -420.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SEACOR Holdings has a beta of 1, indicating that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. and SEACOR Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. -0.43% 5.84% 0.64%
SEACOR Holdings -22.86% -14.72% -6.27%

Summary

Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. beats SEACOR Holdings on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cypress Energy Partners, L.P.

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.

About SEACOR Holdings

SEACOR Holdings Inc., is engaged in the business of transportation and logistics, alcohol manufacturing, merchandising, and risk management consultancy. The Company’s segments include, Inland River Services, Shipping Services and Illinois Corn Processing. Inland River Services segment operates river transportation equipment used for moving agricultural and industrial commodities and petroleum and chemical products. Shipping Services segment operates a fleet of United States flag marine transportation related assets. Illinois Corn Processing segment produces alcohol used in the food, beverage, industrial and petrochemical end-markets. The Company also offers emergency and crisis services, lending and leasing activities, and noncontrolling investments in various other businesses.

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