Key Energy Services (KEG) versus Its Competitors Financial Analysis

Key Energy Services (NYSE: KEG) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Drilling oil & gas wells” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Key Energy Services to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

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Key Energy Services has a beta of 2.82, meaning that its share price is 182% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Key Energy Services’ rivals have a beta of 1.82, meaning that their average share price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Key Energy Services and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Key Energy Services 0 5 2 0 2.29
Key Energy Services Competitors 629 1839 1569 53 2.26

Key Energy Services presently has a consensus price target of $17.33, indicating a potential upside of 38.00%. As a group, “Drilling oil & gas wells” companies have a potential upside of 9.54%. Given Key Energy Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Key Energy Services is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Key Energy Services and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Key Energy Services $436.17 million N/A -2.00
Key Energy Services Competitors $1.22 billion -$263.96 million -24.20

Key Energy Services’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Key Energy Services. Key Energy Services is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Key Energy Services and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Key Energy Services N/A N/A N/A
Key Energy Services Competitors -24.58% -12.66% -3.91%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

48.2% of Key Energy Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.1% of shares of all “Drilling oil & gas wells” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.0% of Key Energy Services shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.0% of shares of all “Drilling oil & gas wells” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Key Energy Services beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Key Energy Services

Key Energy Services, Inc. is an onshore, rig-based well servicing contractor. The Company provides a range of well services to oil companies, foreign national oil companies, and independent oil and natural gas production companies. The Company operates in five segments: U.S. Rig Services, Fluid Management Services, Coiled Tubing Services, Fishing and Rental Services, and International. Its U.S. Rig Services, Fluid Management Services, Coiled Tubing Services, Fishing and Rental Services operate geographically within the United States. The International segment includes its operations in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Russia, Bahrain and Oman. The Company’s services include rig-based and coiled tubing-based well maintenance and workover services, well completion and recompletion services, fluid management services, fishing and rental services, and other ancillary oilfield services. Additionally, certain of its rigs provide specialty drilling applications.

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