Head-To-Head Contrast: Basic Energy Services (BAS) & C&J Energy Services (NYSE:CJES)

C&J Energy Services (NYSE: CJES) and Basic Energy Services (NYSE:BAS) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for C&J Energy Services and Basic Energy Services, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
C&J Energy Services 0 1 1 0 2.50
Basic Energy Services 0 5 3 0 2.38

Basic Energy Services has a consensus price target of $26.50, suggesting a potential upside of 70.75%. Given Basic Energy Services’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Basic Energy Services is more favorable than C&J Energy Services.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares C&J Energy Services and Basic Energy Services’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
C&J Energy Services N/A N/A N/A ($10.85) -0.03
Basic Energy Services $692.45 million 0.55 -$25.85 million N/A N/A

C&J Energy Services has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Basic Energy Services.

Risk and Volatility

C&J Energy Services has a beta of 2.79, suggesting that its stock price is 179% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Basic Energy Services has a beta of 2.74, suggesting that its stock price is 174% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

96.1% of Basic Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. 11.1% of Basic Energy Services shares 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.

Profitability

This table compares C&J Energy Services and Basic Energy Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
C&J Energy Services N/A N/A N/A
Basic Energy Services -44.40% -67.31% -20.33%

C&J Energy Services Company Profile

C&J Energy Services, Inc. is a completion and production services company, which provides well construction, well completions and well services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates through three segments: Completion Services, Well Support Services and Other Services. The Company also manufactures, repairs and refurbishes equipment used in the oilfield services industry. It operates in various North American onshore basins. Its Completion Services segment includes the hydraulic fracturing services, cased-hole wireline services, coiled tubing services and other well stimulation services. Its Well Support Services segment includes services, including rig services, fluid management services and other special well site services. Other services segment includes directional drilling services, equipment manufacturing and repair, specialty chemicals sales, research and technology, and the Middle East operations, as well as cementing services.

Basic Energy Services Company Profile

Basic Energy Services, Inc. provides a range of well site services in the United States to oil and natural gas drilling and producing companies, including completion and remedial services, fluid services, well servicing and contract drilling. The Company operates through the segment, which include Completion and Remedial Services, Fluid Services, Well Servicing and Contract Drilling. The Company’s operations are managed regionally and are concentrated in the United States onshore oil and natural gas producing regions located in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado, Utah, Montana, West Virginia, California, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Its operations are focused on liquids-rich basins, as well as natural gas-focused shale plays characterized by prolific reserves. It has a presence in the Permian Basin and the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Haynesville and Marcellus shales.

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