Key Energy Services (OTCMKTS: KEGX) is one of 38 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Key Energy Services to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Key Energy Services and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Key Energy Services||0||1||0||0||2.00|
|Key Energy Services Competitors||506||1876||2352||103||2.42|
As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 61.81%. Given Key Energy Services’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Key Energy Services has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
32.3% of Key Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.7% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Key Energy Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.4% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Key Energy Services and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Key Energy Services||$521.70 million||-$88.80 million||-0.02|
|Key Energy Services Competitors||$3.60 billion||-$194.88 million||7.04|
Key Energy Services’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Key Energy Services. Key Energy Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Risk & Volatility
Key Energy Services has a beta of 3.57, indicating that its share price is 257% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Key Energy Services’ rivals have a beta of 1.99, indicating that their average share price is 99% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Key Energy Services and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Key Energy Services||-20.26%||-2,602.22%||-23.27%|
|Key Energy Services Competitors||-10.49%||-156.72%||-1.08%|
Key Energy Services rivals beat Key Energy Services on 11 of the 13 factors compared.
About Key Energy Services
Key Energy Services, Inc. operates as an onshore rig-based well servicing contractor in the United States. It operates through Rig Services, Fishing and Rental Services, Coiled Tubing Services, and Fluid Management Services segments. The Rig Services segment is involved in the completion of newly drilled wells; workover and recompletion of existing oil and natural gas wells; well maintenance activities; and plugging and abandonment of wells at the end of their useful lives, as well as provision of specialty drilling services to oil and natural gas producers. The Fishing and Rental Services segment provides fishing services that involve recovering lost or stuck equipment in the wellbore utilizing fishing tools; and rents drill pipes, tubulars, handling tools, pressure-control equipment, pumps, power swivels, reversing units, and foam air units. The Coiled Tubing Services segment offers services for wellbore clean-outs, nitrogen jet lifts, through-tubing fishing, and formation stimulations; mills temporary isolation plugs that separate frac zones; and other pre- and post-hydraulic fracturing well preparation services. The Fluid Management Services segment offers transportation and well-site storage services for fluids utilized in drilling, completions, workover, and maintenance activities; and disposal services for fluids produced subsequent to well completion. It also operates a fleet of hot oilers used to clear soluble restrictions in a wellbore. The company was formerly known as Key Energy Group, Inc. and changed its name to Key Energy Services, Inc. in December 1998. Key Energy Services, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is based in Houston, Texas.
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