Cypress Energy Partners (NYSE: CELP) and Superior Energy Services (NYSE:SPN) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Cypress Energy Partners and Superior Energy Services’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cypress Energy Partners||$286.34 million||0.27||-$810,000.00||$0.50||12.86|
|Superior Energy Services||$1.87 billion||0.70||-$205.92 million||($1.65)||-5.15|
This table compares Cypress Energy Partners and Superior Energy Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Cypress Energy Partners||0.81%||46.27%||2.86%|
|Superior Energy Services||-10.99%||-21.92%||-7.80%|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Cypress Energy Partners and Superior Energy Services, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Cypress Energy Partners||0||2||0||0||2.00|
|Superior Energy Services||0||15||8||0||2.35|
Cypress Energy Partners presently has a consensus price target of $6.50, indicating a potential upside of 1.09%. Superior Energy Services has a consensus price target of $12.96, indicating a potential upside of 52.66%. Given Superior Energy Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Superior Energy Services is more favorable than Cypress Energy Partners.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
1.4% of Cypress Energy Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of Superior Energy Services shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Risk and Volatility
Cypress Energy Partners has a beta of 1.6, meaning that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Superior Energy Services has a beta of 2.1, meaning that its share price is 110% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Cypress Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.1%. Superior Energy Services does not pay a dividend. Cypress Energy Partners pays out 168.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
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.
Superior Energy Services Company Profile
Superior Energy Services, Inc. provides a range of services and products to the energy industry related to the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas. The Company’s segments include Drilling Products and Services, which rents and sells bottom hole assemblies, drill pipe, tubulars and specialized equipment for use with onshore and offshore oil and gas well drilling, production and workover activities; Onshore Completion and Workover Services, which provides pressure pumping services used to complete and stimulate production in new oil and gas wells, fluid handling services and well servicing rigs that provide a range of well completion and maintenance services; Production Services, which provides intervention services, such as coiled tubing, cased hole and mechanical wireline, hydraulic workover and snubbing, and remedial pumping services, and Technical Solutions, which provides services requiring specialized engineering, manufacturing or project planning.
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