Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (NYSE: SOI) and Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and Halliburton’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure $35.75 million 4.65 $19.07 million N/A N/A
Halliburton $17.09 billion 2.11 $2.51 billion ($0.17) -243.34

Halliburton has higher revenue and earnings than Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

58.1% of Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.3% of Halliburton shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Halliburton shares are held 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.

Dividends

Halliburton pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure does not pay a dividend. Halliburton pays out -423.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and Halliburton, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure 0 2 11 0 2.85
Halliburton 0 2 24 0 2.92

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure currently has a consensus target price of $17.10, suggesting a potential upside of 12.28%. Halliburton has a consensus target price of $57.14, suggesting a potential upside of 38.13%. Given Halliburton’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Halliburton is more favorable than Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure.

Profitability

This table compares Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and Halliburton’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
Halliburton -0.86% 2.97% 1.06%

Summary

Halliburton beats Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Company Profile

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.

Halliburton Company Profile

Halliburton Company provides services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir, from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the field. It operates through two segments: the Completion and Production segment, and the Drilling and Evaluation segment. The Completion and Production segment delivers cementing, stimulation, intervention, pressure control, specialty chemicals, artificial lift and completion services. The Drilling and Evaluation segment provides field and reservoir modeling, drilling, evaluation and wellbore placement solutions that enable customers to model, measure, drill and optimize their well construction activities. It serves national and independent oil and natural gas companies. As of December 31, 2016, it had conducted business in approximately 70 countries around the world.

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