Keane Group (FRAC) & Liberty Oilfield Services (LBRT) Financial Contrast

Keane Group (NYSE: FRAC) and Liberty Oilfield Services (NYSE:LBRT) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Keane Group and Liberty Oilfield Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Keane Group -9.90% -19.19% -8.80%
Liberty Oilfield Services N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Keane Group and Liberty Oilfield Services, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Keane Group 0 5 12 0 2.71
Liberty Oilfield Services 0 1 8 0 2.89

Keane Group currently has a consensus price target of $19.75, suggesting a potential upside of 31.58%. Liberty Oilfield Services has a consensus price target of $29.29, suggesting a potential upside of 47.91%. Given Liberty Oilfield Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Oilfield Services is more favorable than Keane Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

38.9% of Keane Group shares are held by institutional investors. 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Keane Group and Liberty Oilfield Services’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Keane Group $420.57 million 3.99 -$187.08 million N/A N/A
Liberty Oilfield Services N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Liberty Oilfield Services has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Keane Group.

Summary

Liberty Oilfield Services beats Keane Group on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Keane Group

Keane Group, Inc. is provider of integrated well completion services in the United States, with a focus on demanding completion solutions. The Company’s segments include Completion Services, which comprises hydraulic fracturing and wireline divisions, and Other Services, which consists of coiled tubing, cementing and drilling divisions. It provides hydraulic fracturing and wireline services pursuant to contractual arrangements, such as term contracts and pricing agreements, or on a spot market basis. It provides certain complementary services such as coiled tubing, cementing and drilling pursuant to contractual arrangements, such as term contracts on a spot basis. Its primary services include horizontal and vertical fracturing, wireline perforation and logging and engineered solutions, as well as other value-added service offerings. As of July 3, 2017, the Company had approximately 1.2 million hydraulic horsepower spread across 23 hydraulic fracturing fleets and 31 wireline trucks.

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