CSI Compressco (CCLP) and NCS Multistage Holdings (NCSM) Head-To-Head Survey

CSI Compressco (NASDAQ: CCLP) and NCS Multistage Holdings (NASDAQ:NCSM) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Dividends

CSI Compressco pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share and has a dividend yield of 14.2%. NCS Multistage Holdings does not pay a dividend. CSI Compressco pays out -60.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for CSI Compressco and NCS Multistage Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CSI Compressco 1 3 0 0 1.75
NCS Multistage Holdings 0 1 6 1 3.00

CSI Compressco presently has a consensus target price of $5.33, indicating a potential upside of 0.63%. NCS Multistage Holdings has a consensus target price of $28.00, indicating a potential upside of 73.48%. Given NCS Multistage Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe NCS Multistage Holdings is more favorable than CSI Compressco.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CSI Compressco and NCS Multistage Holdings’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CSI Compressco $311.36 million 0.62 -$138.13 million ($1.25) -4.24
NCS Multistage Holdings $98.47 million 7.14 -$17.92 million N/A N/A

NCS Multistage Holdings has higher revenue, but lower earnings than CSI Compressco.

Profitability

This table compares CSI Compressco and NCS Multistage Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CSI Compressco -14.20% -35.88% -5.70%
NCS Multistage Holdings N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

28.0% of CSI Compressco shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.2% of NCS Multistage Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

NCS Multistage Holdings beats CSI Compressco on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

CSI Compressco Company Profile

CSI Compressco LP is a provider of compression services and equipment for natural gas and oil production, gathering, transportation, processing and storage. The Company sells custom-designed compressor packages and oilfield fluid pump systems, and provides aftermarket services and compressor package parts and components manufactured by third-party suppliers. It provides these compression services and equipment to a base of natural gas and oil exploration and production, midstream and transmission companies operating throughout many of the onshore producing regions of the United States, as well as in a number of foreign countries, including Mexico, Canada and Argentina. It is a service provider of natural gas compression services in the United States, utilizing its fleet of compressor packages that employs a spectrum of low-, medium- and high-horsepower engines. As of December 31, 2016, its fleet included approximately 6,000 compressor packages.

NCS Multistage Holdings Company Profile

NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. is a provider of engineered products and support services for oil and natural gas well completions and field development strategies. The Company’s products and services include Multistage Unlimited, casing-installed sliding sleeves, downhole frac isolation assembly, AirLock casing buoyancy system and liner hanger systems. The Company provides products and services primarily to exploration and production (E&P) companies for use in onshore wells, predominantly wells that have been drilled with horizontal laterals in unconventional oil and natural gas formations. The Company’s products and services are utilized in oil and natural gas basins throughout North America and in selected international markets, including Argentina, China and Russia.

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