USA Compression Partners, (NYSE: USAC) is one of 57 public companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare USA Compression Partners, to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

USA Compression Partners, has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, USA Compression Partners,’s rivals have a beta of 1.60, suggesting that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares USA Compression Partners, and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
USA Compression Partners, $268.09 million $129.99 million 563.00
USA Compression Partners, Competitors $2.04 billion $273.76 million -40.70

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for USA Compression Partners, and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
USA Compression Partners, 0 2 1 0 2.33
USA Compression Partners, Competitors 505 2222 2943 127 2.46

USA Compression Partners, presently has a consensus target price of $18.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.57%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 22.92%. Given USA Compression Partners,’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe USA Compression Partners, has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

USA Compression Partners, pays an annual dividend of $2.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.4%. USA Compression Partners, pays out 7,000.0% 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 Related Services and Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.7% and pay out -61.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

65.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.9% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares USA Compression Partners, and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
USA Compression Partners, 1.20% 1.38% 0.65%
USA Compression Partners, Competitors -18.95% -17.93% -6.40%

Summary

USA Compression Partners, rivals beat USA Compression Partners, on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

USA Compression Partners, Company Profile

USA Compression Partners, LP is an independent provider of compression services in the United States. The Company provides compression services to its customers primarily in connection with infrastructure applications, including both allowing for the processing and transportation of natural gas through the domestic pipeline system and managing crude oil production through artificial lift processes. The Company engineers, designs, operates, services and repairs its compression units, and maintains related support inventory and equipment. It provides compression services in mature conventional basins, including gas lift applications on crude oil wells focused by horizontal drilling techniques. The Company provides compression services in various shale plays throughout the United States, including the Utica, Marcellus, Permian Basin, Delaware Basin, Eagle Ford, Mississippi Lime, Granite Wash, Woodford, Barnett, Haynesville, Niobrara and Fayetteville shales.

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