Head-To-Head Comparison: Carbo Ceramics (CRR) and its Competitors

Carbo Ceramics (NYSE: CRR) is one of 56 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Carbo Ceramics to similar companies based off the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.


This table compares Carbo Ceramics and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carbo Ceramics -72.46% -12.72% -10.76%
Carbo Ceramics Competitors -17.95% -17.32% -5.55%

Volatility & Risk

Carbo Ceramics has a beta of 1.66, meaning that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Carbo Ceramics’ peers have a beta of 1.57, meaning that their average stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Carbo Ceramics and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carbo Ceramics 1 5 1 0 2.00
Carbo Ceramics Competitors 498 2208 2916 125 2.46

Carbo Ceramics currently has a consensus price target of $10.93, suggesting a potential upside of 57.02%. All “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 31.78%. Given Carbo Ceramics’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Carbo Ceramics is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

72.9% of Carbo Ceramics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.2% of Carbo Ceramics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Carbo Ceramics and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Carbo Ceramics $127.54 million -$64.41 million -1.97
Carbo Ceramics Competitors $2.02 billion $270.48 million -36.78

Carbo Ceramics’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Carbo Ceramics. Carbo Ceramics is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.


Carbo Ceramics peers beat Carbo Ceramics on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Carbo Ceramics Company Profile

CARBO Ceramics Inc. is a technology company that provides products and services to the global oil and gas and industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: Oilfield Technologies and Services, and Environmental Products and Services. The Company’s oilfield technologies and services segment includes the manufacturing and selling of proppant products for use primarily in the hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas wells, Fracpro software for the design of fracture treatments, and StrataGen consulting services for the optimizing of well completions. The Company’s environmental products and services segment is intended to protect operators’ assets, minimize environmental risks, and lower lease operating expense (LOE). The Company, through Asset Guard Products Inc. (AGPI), provides spill prevention, containment and countermeasure systems for the oil and gas industry. The Company manufactures various ceramic proppants.

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