MAMMOOTH ENERGY (NASDAQ: TUSK) and Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC) 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, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

73.4% of MAMMOOTH ENERGY shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of MAMMOOTH ENERGY shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Rowan Companies PLC shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares MAMMOOTH ENERGY and Rowan Companies PLC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MAMMOOTH ENERGY -21.65% -3.04% -2.28%
Rowan Companies PLC -2.62% 0.51% 0.31%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares MAMMOOTH ENERGY and Rowan Companies PLC’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MAMMOOTH ENERGY $302.48 million 2.23 $53.64 million ($1.81) -8.39
Rowan Companies PLC $1.43 billion 1.00 $627.20 million ($0.31) -36.64

Rowan Companies PLC has higher revenue and earnings than MAMMOOTH ENERGY. Rowan Companies PLC is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MAMMOOTH ENERGY, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for MAMMOOTH ENERGY and Rowan Companies PLC, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MAMMOOTH ENERGY 0 2 10 0 2.83
Rowan Companies PLC 2 13 5 0 2.15

MAMMOOTH ENERGY presently has a consensus target price of $22.70, indicating a potential upside of 49.54%. Rowan Companies PLC has a consensus target price of $16.50, indicating a potential upside of 45.25%. Given MAMMOOTH ENERGY’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe MAMMOOTH ENERGY is more favorable than Rowan Companies PLC.


Rowan Companies PLC beats MAMMOOTH ENERGY on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.


Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. is an integrated oilfield service company. The Company is engaged in the exploration and development of North American onshore unconventional oil and natural gas reserves. The Company’s segments include Contract Land and Directional Drilling Services; Completion and Production Services; Natural Sand Proppant Services, and Remote Accommodation Services. Its Completion and Production Services division provides pressure pumping services, pressure control Services, flowback services and equipment rentals. Its Natural Sand Proppant Services division is engaged in selling, distributing and producing proppant for hydraulic fracturing. Its Contract Land and Directional Drilling Services division provides drilling rigs and crews for operators, as well as rental equipment. Its Remote Accommodation Services division provides housing, kitchen and dining, and recreational service facilities for oilfield workers located in remote areas.

About Rowan Companies PLC

Rowan Companies plc is a provider of offshore contract drilling services to the international oil and gas industry. The Company operates through two segments: deepwater and jack-ups. Its deepwater segment consists of drillship operations. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s fleet consisted of 29 mobile offshore drilling units, including 25 self-elevating jack-up rigs and four ultra-deepwater drillships. The Company’s fleet operates across the world, including the United States Gulf of Mexico (US GOM), the United Kingdom and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea, the Middle East and Trinidad. As of February 14, 2017, the Company’s drilling fleet consisted of four ultra-deepwater drillships; 19 high-specification cantilever jack-up rigs, and six premium cantilever jack-up rigs. Its jack-ups are capable of drilling wells to maximum depths ranging from 25,000 to 40,000 feet and in maximum water depths ranging from 300 to 550 feet, depending on rig size, location and outfitting.

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