Liberty Oilfield Services (LBRT) & Keane Group (FRAC) Head to Head Review

Liberty Oilfield Services (NYSE: LBRT) and Keane Group (NYSE:FRAC) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

38.9% of Keane Group shares are held by institutional investors. 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Liberty Oilfield Services and Keane Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Oilfield Services N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Keane Group $420.57 million 3.62 -$187.08 million N/A N/A

Liberty Oilfield Services has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Keane Group.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Liberty Oilfield Services and Keane Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Oilfield Services 0 1 7 0 2.88
Keane Group 0 8 13 0 2.62

Liberty Oilfield Services currently has a consensus target price of $29.29, indicating a potential upside of 55.61%. Keane Group has a consensus target price of $21.05, indicating a potential upside of 54.55%. Given Liberty Oilfield Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Liberty Oilfield Services is more favorable than Keane Group.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Oilfield Services and Keane Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Oilfield Services N/A N/A N/A
Keane Group -9.90% -19.19% -8.80%

Summary

Liberty Oilfield Services beats Keane Group on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Keane Group

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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