Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (NYSE: SOI) and Frank’s International N.V. (NYSE:FI) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Dividends

Frank’s International N.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure does not pay a dividend. Frank’s International N.V. pays out -40.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and Frank’s International N.V.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure N/A N/A N/A
Frank’s International N.V. -35.28% -8.97% -7.39%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and Frank’s International N.V., as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure 0 0 11 0 3.00
Frank’s International N.V. 2 11 1 0 1.93

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure currently has a consensus price target of $16.44, suggesting a potential upside of 14.84%. Frank’s International N.V. has a consensus price target of $9.23, suggesting a potential upside of 39.38%. Given Frank’s International N.V.’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Frank’s International N.V. is more favorable than Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

30.4% of Frank’s International N.V. shares are owned by institutional investors. 77.9% of Frank’s International N.V. shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and Frank’s International N.V.’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure $35.75 million 4.37 $19.07 million N/A N/A
Frank’s International N.V. $441.49 million 3.34 -$18.12 million ($0.75) -8.83

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Frank’s International N.V..

Summary

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure beats Frank’s International N.V. on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. manufactures and provides its mobile proppant management systems that unload, store and deliver proppant at oil and natural gas well sites. The Company offers its services to oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) companies, as well as oilfield service companies. Its mobile proppant system is designed to address the challenges associated with transferring large quantities of proppant to the well site, including the cost and management of last mile logistics. Its systems provide 2.5 million pounds of proppant storage capacity. The Company manufactures its systems at its facility in Early, Texas, The Company’s system provides Streamlined last mile logistics and Improved execution to meet completion designs. Its systems provide triple the storage capacity, such as trailer-mounted, hydraulically powered storage bins. Its integrated PropView system delivers real-time proppant inventory and consumption levels.

About Frank’s International N.V.

Frank’s International N.V. (FINV) is a provider of engineered tubular services, tubular fabrication and specialty well construction and well intervention solutions to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates through four business segments: International Services, U. S. Services, Tubular Sales and Blackhawk. As of December 31, 2016, the International Services segment provided tubular services in international offshore markets and in several onshore international regions in approximately 60 countries on six continents. The U.S. Services segment provides tubular services. The Blackhawk segment provides well construction and well intervention rental equipment, services and products, in addition to the cementing tool expertise, in the United States and Mexican Gulf of Mexico, onshore United States and other select international locations.

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