Keane Group (FRAC) vs. SEACOR Holdings (CKH) Critical Analysis

Keane Group (NYSE: FRAC) and SEACOR Holdings (NYSE:CKH) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Keane Group and SEACOR Holdings’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Keane Group $420.57 million 3.81 -$187.08 million N/A N/A
SEACOR Holdings $830.98 million 1.03 -$215.89 million ($6.19) -7.77

Keane Group has higher revenue, but lower earnings than SEACOR Holdings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

37.4% of Keane Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.2% of SEACOR Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.5% of SEACOR Holdings shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Keane Group and SEACOR Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Keane Group -9.90% -19.19% -8.80%
SEACOR Holdings -15.49% -9.19% -3.72%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Keane Group and SEACOR Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Keane Group 0 9 10 0 2.53
SEACOR Holdings 0 2 0 0 2.00

Keane Group presently has a consensus price target of $20.78, indicating a potential upside of 45.20%. SEACOR Holdings has a consensus price target of $48.00, indicating a potential downside of 0.23%. Given Keane Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Keane Group is more favorable than SEACOR Holdings.

Summary

Keane Group beats SEACOR Holdings on 6 of the 11 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.

About SEACOR Holdings

SEACOR Holdings Inc., is engaged in the business of transportation and logistics, alcohol manufacturing, merchandising, and risk management consultancy. The Company’s segments include, Inland River Services, Shipping Services and Illinois Corn Processing. Inland River Services segment operates river transportation equipment used for moving agricultural and industrial commodities and petroleum and chemical products. Shipping Services segment operates a fleet of United States flag marine transportation related assets. Illinois Corn Processing segment produces alcohol used in the food, beverage, industrial and petrochemical end-markets. The Company also offers emergency and crisis services, lending and leasing activities, and noncontrolling investments in various other businesses.

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