Exterran Corporation (NYSE: EXTN) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Exterran Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Exterran Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Exterran Corporation 0.04% -2.82% -1.11%
Exterran Corporation Competitors -17.32% -7.36% -5.31%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

88.1% of Exterran Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.6% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Exterran Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.0% 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 will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Exterran Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Exterran Corporation 0 2 0 0 2.00
Exterran Corporation Competitors 417 2101 2941 117 2.49

Exterran Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $28.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.39%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 26.10%. Given Exterran Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Exterran Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Exterran Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Exterran Corporation $1.03 billion -$227.93 million -52.47
Exterran Corporation Competitors $1.90 billion -$327.39 million -744.19

Exterran Corporation’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Exterran Corporation. Exterran Corporation 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.

Summary

Exterran Corporation peers beat Exterran Corporation on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

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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