Financial Review: Liberty Oilfield Services (LBRT) & Cypress Energy Partners (CELP)

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

Profitability

This table compares Cypress Energy Partners and Liberty Oilfield Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cypress Energy Partners 0.15% 22.34% 1.69%
Liberty Oilfield Services N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cypress Energy Partners and Liberty Oilfield Services’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cypress Energy Partners $298.00 million 0.24 -$4.66 million $0.12 49.67
Liberty Oilfield Services N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Liberty Oilfield Services has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Cypress Energy Partners.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cypress Energy Partners and Liberty Oilfield Services, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cypress Energy Partners 0 2 0 0 2.00
Liberty Oilfield Services 0 1 7 0 2.88

Cypress Energy Partners currently has a consensus target price of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 25.84%. Liberty Oilfield Services has a consensus target price of $29.29, indicating a potential upside of 52.29%. Given Liberty Oilfield Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Oilfield Services is more favorable than Cypress Energy Partners.

Dividends

Cypress Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 14.1%. Liberty Oilfield Services does not pay a dividend. Cypress Energy Partners pays out 700.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.7% of Cypress Energy Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Cypress Energy Partners beats Liberty Oilfield Services on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cypress Energy Partners

Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. is a limited partnership company, which serves energy companies throughout North America. The Company provides independent pipeline inspection and integrity services to producers and pipeline companies and water and environmental services with salt water disposal (SWD) facilities to the United States onshore oil and natural gas producers and trucking companies. It operates through three segments: Pipeline Inspection Services (PIS), which provides independent inspection services to various energy, public utility and pipeline companies in both the United States and Canada; Integrity Services (IS), which provides hydrostatic testing services to natural gas and petroleum companies and pipeline construction companies of newly constructed and existing natural gas and petroleum pipelines, and Water and Environmental Services (W&ES), which provides SWD services to oil and natural gas producers and trucking companies.

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