RigNet (RNET) and Liberty Oilfield Services (LBRT) Head to Head Comparison

RigNet (NASDAQ: RNET) and Liberty Oilfield Services (NYSE:LBRT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for RigNet and Liberty Oilfield Services, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RigNet 0 3 1 0 2.25
Liberty Oilfield Services 0 1 7 0 2.88

RigNet presently has a consensus target price of $19.00, indicating a potential upside of 34.28%. Liberty Oilfield Services has a consensus target price of $29.29, indicating a potential upside of 52.37%. Given Liberty Oilfield Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Oilfield Services is more favorable than RigNet.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares RigNet and Liberty Oilfield Services’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RigNet $220.62 million 1.16 -$11.50 million ($0.79) -17.72
Liberty Oilfield Services N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.8% of RigNet shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of RigNet shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RigNet -7.05% -11.13% -5.49%
Liberty Oilfield Services N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Liberty Oilfield Services beats RigNet on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About RigNet

RigNet, Inc. (RigNet) provides customized systems and solutions serving customers with data networking and operational requirements. The Company provides voice and data network, video conferencing and monitoring, crew welfare, asset and weather monitoring, and real-time data services. It operates through two segments: Managed Services, and Systems Integration and Automation (SI&A). The Managed Services segment provides remote communications services for offshore and onshore drilling rigs and production facilities, as well as, support vessels and other remote sites. The SI&A segment provides customized solutions for customer telecommunications systems. As of December 31, 2016, the Company provided remote communications and collaborative services to approximately 500 customers reaching approximately 900 remote sites located in approximately 50 countries on six continents. It provides managed remote communications, engineered telecommunications solutions and applications.

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