Aly Energy Services (ALYE) & United Rentals (URI) Head-To-Head Survey

Aly Energy Services (OTCMKTS:ALYE) and United Rentals (NYSE:URI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Aly Energy Services has a beta of 2.17, suggesting that its stock price is 117% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Rentals has a beta of 2.61, suggesting that its stock price is 161% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.6% of United Rentals shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of United Rentals shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Aly Energy Services and United Rentals’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aly Energy Services $14.63 million 0.38 -$420,000.00 N/A N/A
United Rentals $6.64 billion 1.55 $1.35 billion $10.59 11.96

United Rentals has higher revenue and earnings than Aly Energy Services.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Aly Energy Services and United Rentals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aly Energy Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
United Rentals 2 1 10 0 2.62

United Rentals has a consensus price target of $168.33, suggesting a potential upside of 32.89%. Given United Rentals’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe United Rentals is more favorable than Aly Energy Services.

Profitability

This table compares Aly Energy Services and United Rentals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aly Energy Services -7.71% -6.52% -3.56%
United Rentals 21.96% 39.46% 8.17%

Summary

United Rentals beats Aly Energy Services on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Aly Energy Services Company Profile

Aly Energy Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides oilfield services to oil and gas exploration and production companies primarily in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. The company offers solids control systems and surface rental equipment primarily designed for and used in land-based horizontal drilling. Its equipment includes centrifuges and auxiliary solids control equipment; mud circulating tanks of 400 and 500 barrel capacity; and auxiliary surface rental equipment, including portable mud mixing plants and containment systems. The company also provides personnel at the customer's well site to operate the equipment, as well as to rig-up/rig-down and haul the equipment to and from the customer's location. Aly Energy Services, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

United Rentals Company Profile

United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company. It operates in two segments, General Rentals; and Trench, Power, and Pump. The General Rentals segment engages in the rental of general construction and industrial equipment, such as backhoes, skid-steer loaders, forklifts, earthmoving equipment, and material handling equipment; aerial work platforms, such as boom lifts and scissor lifts; and general tools and light equipment comprising pressure washers, water pumps, and power tools. This segment serves construction and industrial companies, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, and homeowners. The Trench, Power, and Pump segment is involved in the rental of specialty construction products, including trench safety equipment, such as trench shields, aluminum hydraulic shoring systems, slide rails, crossing plates, construction lasers, and line testing equipment for underground work; power and HVAC equipment consisting of portable diesel generators, electrical distribution equipment, and temperature control equipment; and pumps primarily used by energy and petrochemical customers. It serves construction companies involved in infrastructure projects, municipalities, and industrial companies. The company also sells new equipment, such as aerial lifts, reach forklifts, telehandlers, compressors, and generators; contractor supplies, including construction consumables, tools, small equipment, and safety supplies; and parts for equipment that are owned by the company's customers, as well as provides repair and maintenance services. It sells its used equipment through its sales force, brokers, and Website, as well as at auctions and directly to manufacturers. As of January 1, 2018, the company operated 997 rental locations in the United States and Canada. United Rentals, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

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