Willbros Group (NYSE: WG) and Keane Group (NYSE:FRAC) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
65.6% of Willbros Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.3% of Keane Group shares are held by institutional investors. 2.1% of Willbros Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Willbros Group and Keane Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Willbros Group and Keane Group, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Willbros Group presently has a consensus target price of $1.35, suggesting a potential upside of 1.50%. Keane Group has a consensus target price of $20.78, suggesting a potential upside of 32.85%. Given Keane Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Keane Group is more favorable than Willbros Group.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Willbros Group and Keane Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Willbros Group||$731.68 million||0.11||-$47.75 million||($1.06)||-1.25|
|Keane Group||$420.57 million||4.16||-$187.08 million||N/A||N/A|
Willbros Group has higher revenue and earnings than Keane Group.
Willbros Group Company Profile
Willbros Group, Inc. is a specialty energy infrastructure contractor serving the oil and gas and power industries with offerings that primarily include construction, maintenance and facilities development services. The Company operates through three segments: Oil & Gas, Utility T&D and Canada. The Company provides services through operating subsidiaries. The Company’s segments operated primarily in the United States and Canada. The Company provides construction, maintenance and lifecycle extension services to the midstream markets. The Company provides a range of services in electric and natural gas transmission and distribution, including engineering, procurement, maintenance and construction, repair and restoration of utility infrastructure. It is engaged in construction, maintenance and fabrication, including integrity and supporting civil work, general mechanical and facility construction, application program interface (API) storage tanks, general and modular fabrication.
Keane Group Company Profile
Keane Group, Inc. is provider of integrated well completion services in the United States, with a focus on demanding completion solutions. The Company’s segments include Completion Services, which comprises hydraulic fracturing and wireline divisions, and Other Services, which consists of coiled tubing, cementing and drilling divisions. It provides hydraulic fracturing and wireline services pursuant to contractual arrangements, such as term contracts and pricing agreements, or on a spot market basis. It provides certain complementary services such as coiled tubing, cementing and drilling pursuant to contractual arrangements, such as term contracts on a spot basis. Its primary services include horizontal and vertical fracturing, wireline perforation and logging and engineered solutions, as well as other value-added service offerings. As of July 3, 2017, the Company had approximately 1.2 million hydraulic horsepower spread across 23 hydraulic fracturing fleets and 31 wireline trucks.
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