Comparing Key Energy Services (KEG) & Its Peers

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

Volatility & Risk

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

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Key Energy Services $436.17 million N/A -1.89
Key Energy Services Competitors $1.22 billion -$263.96 million -23.93

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

48.2% of Key Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.1% of shares of all “Drilling oil & gas wells” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.0% of Key Energy Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.0% of shares of all “Drilling oil & gas wells” companies are held by company 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Key Energy Services and its peers, as provided 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 target price of $17.33, suggesting a potential upside of 45.78%. As a group, “Drilling oil & gas wells” companies have a potential upside of 11.66%. Given Key Energy Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Key Energy Services is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Key Energy Services and its peers’ 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%

Summary

Key Energy Services beats its peers on 6 of the 11 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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