US Well Services (USWS) versus KLX Energy Services (KLXE) Head-To-Head Review

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US Well Services (NASDAQ:USWS) and KLX Energy Services (NASDAQ:KLXE) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for US Well Services and KLX Energy Services, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
US Well Services 0 0 2 0 3.00
KLX Energy Services 0 0 3 0 3.00

US Well Services currently has a consensus price target of $8.95, indicating a potential upside of 14.74%. KLX Energy Services has a consensus price target of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 32.33%. Given KLX Energy Services’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe KLX Energy Services is more favorable than US Well Services.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares US Well Services and KLX Energy Services’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
US Well Services $648.85 million 0.82 -$65.90 million ($1.33) -5.86
KLX Energy Services $495.30 million 1.06 $14.40 million $2.81 8.07

KLX Energy Services has lower revenue, but higher earnings than US Well Services. US Well Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than KLX Energy Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

47.5% of US Well Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.8% of KLX Energy Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.9% of US Well Services shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares US Well Services and KLX Energy Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
US Well Services N/A -51.45% -13.66%
KLX Energy Services N/A N/A N/A

Summary

KLX Energy Services beats US Well Services on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About US Well Services

U.S. Well Services, Inc. operates as an oilfield service company in the United States. It provides hydraulic fracturing services for the oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

About KLX Energy Services

KLX Energy Services Holdings, Inc. provides completion, intervention, and production services and products to the onshore oil and gas producing regions of the United States. It offers a range of technical services, and related tools and equipment to companies engaged in the exploration and development of North American onshore conventional and unconventional oil and natural gas reserves. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Wellington, Florida.

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