Critical Contrast: Oasis Midstream Partners (OMP) and NCS Multistage (NCSM)

Oasis Midstream Partners (NYSE: OMP) and NCS Multistage (NASDAQ:NCSM) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

25.5% of Oasis Midstream Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.0% of NCS Multistage shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Oasis Midstream Partners and NCS Multistage’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oasis Midstream Partners N/A N/A N/A
NCS Multistage 2.42% 2.22% 1.56%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Oasis Midstream Partners and NCS Multistage’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oasis Midstream Partners $120.85 million 4.18 $40.12 million $1.81 10.14
NCS Multistage $98.47 million 8.29 -$17.92 million $0.09 206.67

Oasis Midstream Partners has higher revenue and earnings than NCS Multistage. Oasis Midstream Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NCS Multistage, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Oasis Midstream Partners and NCS Multistage, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oasis Midstream Partners 0 2 8 0 2.80
NCS Multistage 0 1 6 1 3.00

Oasis Midstream Partners presently has a consensus target price of $21.50, indicating a potential upside of 17.17%. NCS Multistage has a consensus target price of $25.33, indicating a potential upside of 36.20%. Given NCS Multistage’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe NCS Multistage is more favorable than Oasis Midstream Partners.


NCS Multistage beats Oasis Midstream Partners on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Oasis Midstream Partners

Oasis Midstream Partners LP is a master limited partnership company. The Company is formed to own, develop, operate and acquire a diversified portfolio of midstream assets in North America that are integral to the oil and natural gas operations exclusively within the Williston Basin. The Company’s midstream services include gas gathering, compression, processing and gas lift services; crude gathering, stabilization, blending, storage and transportation services; produced water gathering and disposal services; and freshwater distribution services. The Company operates in two primary areas include Wild Basin and Outside of the Wild Basin.

About NCS Multistage

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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