CSI Compressco (NASDAQ: CCLP) is one of 56 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 companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

28.6% of CSI Compressco shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.3% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.4% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
CSI Compressco $311.36 million -$138.13 million -3.23
CSI Compressco Competitors $2.00 billion -$345.71 million -671.68

CSI Compressco’s peers have higher revenue, but lower 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.

Profitability

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 -14.81% -6.58% -4.13%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for CSI Compressco and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CSI Compressco 1 3 0 0 1.75
CSI Compressco Competitors 405 2075 2922 114 2.50

CSI Compressco presently has a consensus price target of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 27.12%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 18.67%. Given CSI Compressco’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CSI Compressco is more favorable than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

CSI Compressco has a beta of 2.05, suggesting that its share price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CSI Compressco’s peers have a beta of 1.63, suggesting that their average share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

CSI Compressco pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share and has a dividend yield of 15.9%. CSI Compressco pays out -51.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.1% and pay out -107.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

CSI Compressco peers beat CSI Compressco on 10 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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