Liberty Oilfield Services (NYSE: LBRT) and Cypress Energy Partners (NYSE:CELP) are both energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Liberty Oilfield Services and Cypress Energy Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Liberty Oilfield Services||0||1||8||0||2.89|
|Cypress Energy Partners||0||2||0||0||2.00|
Cypress Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.9%. Liberty Oilfield Services does not pay a dividend. Cypress Energy Partners pays out 420.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Liberty Oilfield Services and Cypress Energy Partners’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Liberty Oilfield Services||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.92||20.64|
|Cypress Energy Partners||$298.00 million||0.26||-$4.66 million||$0.20||32.65|
Liberty Oilfield Services has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Cypress Energy Partners. Liberty Oilfield Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cypress Energy Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Liberty Oilfield Services and Cypress Energy Partners’ 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|
|Cypress Energy Partners||0.72%||19.59%||1.38%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
1.4% of Cypress Energy Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Cypress Energy Partners beats Liberty Oilfield Services on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Liberty Oilfield Services Company Profile
Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. provides hydraulic fracturing services to onshore oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in North America. It has 19 active fleets. The company provides its services primarily in the Permian Basin, the Eagle Ford Shale, the Denver-Julesburg Basin, the Williston Basin, and the Powder River Basin. Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
Cypress Energy Partners Company Profile
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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