Cypress Energy Partners (NYSE:CELP) and Propetro (NYSE:PUMP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.
This is a summary of current ratings for Cypress Energy Partners and Propetro, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Cypress Energy Partners||0||1||0||0||2.00|
Volatility & Risk
Cypress Energy Partners has a beta of 1.81, meaning that its share price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Propetro has a beta of 1.7, meaning that its share price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Cypress Energy Partners and Propetro’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Cypress Energy Partners||4.01%||122.32%||7.58%|
Cypress Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.5%. Propetro 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.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Cypress Energy Partners and Propetro’s gross 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||0.30||-$810,000.00||$0.50||14.55|
|Propetro||$981.86 million||1.65||$12.61 million||$2.00||9.71|
Propetro has higher revenue and earnings than Cypress Energy Partners. Propetro 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.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
1.3% of Cypress Energy Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of Propetro shares 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.
Propetro beats Cypress Energy Partners on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
Cypress Energy Partners Company Profile
Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. provides pipeline inspection and integrity, and environmental services in North America. It operates in three segments: Pipeline Inspection Services (PIS), Integrity Services (IS), and Water and Environmental Services (W&ES). The PIS segment offers independent inspection services for various facilities and equipment, such as transmission pipelines, oil and natural gas gathering systems, pump and compressor stations, storage facilities and terminals, and gas distribution systems. It offers project coordination, staking, pig tracking, maintenance and construction inspection, ultrasonic nondestructive examination, and related data management services. The IS segment provides hydrostatic testing and related services, including filling, pressure testing, and dewatering to natural gas, petroleum, and pipeline construction companies. It performs various integrity services on newly constructed and existing oil and natural gas pipelines. The W&ES segment provides saltwater disposal (SWD) services; and owns and operates eight commercial SWD facilities in the Bakken Shale region of the Williston Basin in North Dakota, as well as one SWD facilities in the Permian Basin in Texas. This segment also provides flowback water management services by disposing flowback water produced from hydraulic fracturing operations during the completion of oil and natural gas wells; offers water management services by disposing naturally occurring water that is extracted during the oil and natural gas production process; separates residual oil from the saltwater stream and sells it to third-parties; and manages existing SWD facilities. It serves oil and natural gas producers, pipeline owners and operators, public utility or local distribution companies, trucking companies, and third-party purchasers of residual oil. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. is a subsidiary of Cypress Energy Holdings, LLC.
Propetro Company Profile
ProPetro Holding Corp., an oilfield services company, provides pressure pumping and other related services. The company offers hydraulic fracturing services; and a suite of well completion and production services, including cementing, acidizing, coiled tubing, flowback, surface air drilling, and drilling services. It serves the upstream oil and gas companies engaged in the exploration and production of North American unconventional oil and natural gas resources in the Permian Basin. The company's fleet consists of 18 hydraulic fracturing units with 780,000 hydraulic horsepower. ProPetro Holding Corp. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas.
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