Critical Contrast: Team (NYSE:TISI) versus American Resources (NYSE:AREC)

American Resources (NASDAQ:AREC) and Team (NYSE:TISI) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for American Resources and Team, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Resources 0 0 1 0 3.00
Team 0 1 1 0 2.50

American Resources presently has a consensus price target of $1.50, indicating a potential upside of 123.88%. Team has a consensus price target of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 34.15%. Given American Resources’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe American Resources is more favorable than Team.


This table compares American Resources and Team’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Resources -82.11% N/A -57.10%
Team -2.75% -2.49% -1.09%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares American Resources and Team’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
American Resources $31.52 million 0.57 -$12.91 million N/A N/A
Team $1.25 billion 0.43 -$63.15 million ($0.78) -22.94

American Resources has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Team.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.8% of American Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.5% of Team shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


American Resources beats Team on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About American Resources

American Resources Corporation engages in the extraction, processing, transportation, and selling of metallurgical coal and pulverized coal injection for the steel making process. The company also provides high-BTU, low sulfur, and low moisture bituminous coal used for various industries, including industrial customers; and specialty products and thermal coal that is used for electricity generation. It operates 2 active mines, 1 idle mine, and coal preparation facilities located in Pike County, Kentucky; 1 active mine and 22 idled mining permits located in Knott County, Kentucky; 1 active underground coal mine, 1 coal preparation facilities, and 12 idled mining permits in Letcher and Knott County, Kentucky; and 2 idled underground mining permits located in Wyoming County, West Virginia. The company was formerly known as NGFC Equities, Inc. and changed its name to American Resources Corporation in February 2017. American Resources Corporation was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Fishers, Indiana.

About Team

Team, Inc. provides specialty industrial services in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Inspection and Heat Treating Group (IHT), Mechanical Services Group (MS), and Quest Integrity Group (Quest Integrity). The IHT segment offers non-destructive evaluation and testing, radiographic testing, ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle inspection, liquid penetrant inspection, positive material identification, electromagnetic testing, alternating current field measurement, and eddy current testing services. It also provides long-range guided ultrasonic testing, phased array ultrasonic testing, tank inspection and management program, rope access, mechanical integrity, and field heat treating services. The MS segment offers on-stream and turnaround/project related environment services, such as leak repair, fugitive emissions control, hot tapping, field machining and technical bolting, valve repair, field welding, isolation and test plug, and valve insertion. The Quest Integrity segment provides furnace tube inspection system, in-line inspection, pipeline integrity management, engineering and condition assessment, and digital imaging services. The company serves petrochemical, refining, power, pipeline, steel, pulp, and paper industries; and municipalities, shipbuilding, original equipment manufacturers, and distributors, as well as engineering and construction firms. Team, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas.

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