Newpark Resources (NYSE: NR) and Oasis Midstream Partners (NYSE:OMP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Newpark Resources and Oasis Midstream Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Newpark Resources 0.48% -0.29% -0.17%
Oasis Midstream Partners N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

25.5% of Oasis Midstream Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.9% of Newpark Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Newpark Resources and Oasis Midstream Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Newpark Resources 0 1 3 0 2.75
Oasis Midstream Partners 0 1 8 0 2.89

Newpark Resources currently has a consensus price target of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 13.64%. Oasis Midstream Partners has a consensus price target of $21.86, suggesting a potential upside of 18.21%. Given Oasis Midstream Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Oasis Midstream Partners is more favorable than Newpark Resources.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Newpark Resources and Oasis Midstream Partners’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Newpark Resources $471.50 million 1.60 -$40.71 million $0.04 220.06
Oasis Midstream Partners $120.85 million 4.21 $40.12 million N/A N/A

Oasis Midstream Partners has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Newpark Resources.

Summary

Oasis Midstream Partners beats Newpark Resources on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Newpark Resources

Newpark Resources, Inc. is a supplier providing products and services primarily to the oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) industry. The Company’s segments include Fluids Systems, and Mats and Integrated Services. The Fluids Systems segment provides drilling fluids products and technical services to customers in the North America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Latin America, and Asia Pacific regions. The Mats and Integrated Services segment provides composite mat rentals, as well as location construction and related site services, to customers at well, production, transportation and refinery locations in the United States. It manufactures and sells composite mats to customers outside of the United States, and to domestic customers outside of the oil and gas exploration market. The Fluids Systems segment offers customized solutions for technical drilling projects involving subsurface conditions, such as horizontal, directional, geologically deep or deep water drilling.

About Oasis Midstream Partners

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.

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