NCS Multistage Holdings (NASDAQ: NCSM) is one of 56 public companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare NCS Multistage Holdings to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.6% of NCS Multistage Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.3% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.4% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares NCS Multistage Holdings and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NCS Multistage Holdings N/A N/A N/A
NCS Multistage Holdings Competitors -14.81% -6.58% -4.13%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NCS Multistage Holdings and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
NCS Multistage Holdings $98.47 million -$17.92 million 1,079.50
NCS Multistage Holdings Competitors $2.00 billion -$345.71 million -660.69

NCS Multistage Holdings’ peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than NCS Multistage Holdings. NCS Multistage Holdings 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for NCS Multistage Holdings and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NCS Multistage Holdings 0 1 7 0 2.88
NCS Multistage Holdings Competitors 405 2075 2922 114 2.50

NCS Multistage Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $29.40, indicating a potential upside of 36.17%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 18.91%. Given NCS Multistage Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe NCS Multistage Holdings is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

NCS Multistage Holdings beats its peers on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

NCS Multistage Holdings Company Profile

NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. is a provider of engineered products and support services for oil and natural gas well completions and field development strategies. The Company’s products and services include Multistage Unlimited, casing-installed sliding sleeves, downhole frac isolation assembly, AirLock casing buoyancy system and liner hanger systems. The Company provides products and services primarily to exploration and production (E&P) companies for use in onshore wells, predominantly wells that have been drilled with horizontal laterals in unconventional oil and natural gas formations. The Company’s products and services are utilized in oil and natural gas basins throughout North America and in selected international markets, including Argentina, China and Russia.

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