Oasis Midstream Partners (NYSE: OMP) and Exterran Corporation (NYSE:EXTN) are both small-cap oil related services and equipment – nec companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Oasis Midstream Partners and Exterran Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oasis Midstream Partners $120.85 million 3.82 $40.12 million $3.21 5.22
Exterran Corporation $1.03 billion 1.11 -$227.93 million ($0.48) -66.46

Oasis Midstream Partners has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Exterran Corporation. Exterran Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Oasis Midstream Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.3% of Oasis Midstream Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.6% of Exterran Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Exterran Corporation shares are owned by 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 Oasis Midstream Partners and Exterran Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oasis Midstream Partners N/A N/A N/A
Exterran Corporation -1.45% -5.57% -2.24%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Oasis Midstream Partners and Exterran Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oasis Midstream Partners 0 1 8 0 2.89
Exterran Corporation 0 2 0 0 2.00

Oasis Midstream Partners presently has a consensus price target of $21.86, indicating a potential upside of 30.33%. Exterran Corporation has a consensus price target of $28.00, indicating a potential downside of 12.23%. Given Oasis Midstream Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Oasis Midstream Partners is more favorable than Exterran Corporation.

Summary

Oasis Midstream Partners beats Exterran Corporation on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Oasis Midstream Partners Company Profile

Oasis Midstream Partners LP is a master limited partnership company. The Company is formed to own, develop, operate and acquire a diversified portfolio of midstream assets in North America that are integral to the oil and natural gas operations exclusively within the Williston Basin. The Company’s midstream services include gas gathering, compression, processing and gas lift services; crude gathering, stabilization, blending, storage and transportation services; produced water gathering and disposal services; and freshwater distribution services. The Company operates in two primary areas include Wild Basin and Outside of the Wild Basin.

Exterran Corporation Company Profile

Exterran Corporation provides compression, production and processing products and services that support the production and transportation of oil and natural gas around the world. The Company operates through three segments: contract operations, aftermarket services, and oil and gas product sales. The contract operations segment provides natural gas compression services, production and processing equipment services, and maintenance services to meet specific customer requirements on assets owned by it. The aftermarket services segment provides a range of services to support the surface production, compression and processing needs of customers, from parts sales and normal maintenance services to full operation of a customer’s owned assets. The oil and gas product sales segment provides design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and sale of natural gas compression units, and accessories and equipment used in the production, treating and processing of crude oil and natural gas.

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