CSI Compressco (NASDAQ: CCLP) is one of 57 public companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare CSI Compressco to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.


This table compares CSI Compressco and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CSI Compressco -17.01% -36.43% -6.45%
CSI Compressco Competitors -17.56% -16.84% -5.66%


CSI Compressco pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.3%. CSI Compressco pays out -50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CSI Compressco and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CSI Compressco $294.45 million $67.78 million -3.77
CSI Compressco Competitors $2.00 billion $268.97 million -37.51

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

28.7% of CSI Compressco shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for CSI Compressco and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CSI Compressco 1 3 0 0 1.75
CSI Compressco Competitors 390 2018 2884 114 2.50

CSI Compressco currently has a consensus price target of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.19%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 21.64%. Given CSI Compressco’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CSI Compressco has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

CSI Compressco has a beta of 2.01, meaning that its stock price is 101% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CSI Compressco’s peers have a beta of 1.60, meaning that their average stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.


CSI Compressco peers beat CSI Compressco on 11 of the 14 factors compared.

CSI Compressco Company Profile

CSI Compressco LP is a provider of compression services and equipment for natural gas and oil production, gathering, transportation, processing and storage. The Company sells custom-designed compressor packages and oilfield fluid pump systems, and provides aftermarket services and compressor package parts and components manufactured by third-party suppliers. It provides these compression services and equipment to a base of natural gas and oil exploration and production, midstream and transmission companies operating throughout many of the onshore producing regions of the United States, as well as in a number of foreign countries, including Mexico, Canada and Argentina. It is a service provider of natural gas compression services in the United States, utilizing its fleet of compressor packages that employs a spectrum of low-, medium- and high-horsepower engines. As of December 31, 2016, its fleet included approximately 6,000 compressor packages.

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