Contrasting Ranger Energy Services (RNGR) & Forum Energy Technologies (FET)

Ranger Energy Services (NYSE: RNGR) and Forum Energy Technologies (NYSE:FET) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

32.4% of Ranger Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.1% of Forum Energy Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 32.8% of Forum Energy Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Ranger Energy Services and Forum Energy Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ranger Energy Services -14.29% -14.10% -10.47%
Forum Energy Technologies -6.99% -3.11% -2.05%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Ranger Energy Services and Forum Energy Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ranger Energy Services 0 3 5 0 2.63
Forum Energy Technologies 0 12 4 0 2.25

Ranger Energy Services currently has a consensus price target of $17.25, suggesting a potential upside of 81.39%. Forum Energy Technologies has a consensus price target of $16.43, suggesting a potential upside of 36.90%. Given Ranger Energy Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Ranger Energy Services is more favorable than Forum Energy Technologies.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ranger Energy Services and Forum Energy Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ranger Energy Services $52.80 million 2.75 -$5.00 million N/A N/A
Forum Energy Technologies $818.60 million 1.58 -$57.10 million ($0.65) -18.46

Ranger Energy Services has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Forum Energy Technologies.

Summary

Forum Energy Technologies beats Ranger Energy Services on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ranger Energy Services Company Profile

Ranger Energy Services, Inc. is an independent provider of high-specification (high-spec) well service rigs and associated services in the United States. The Company focuses on unconventional horizontal well completion and production operations. The Company operates through Well Services and Processing Solutions segment. Well Services segment provides high-spec well service rigs and complementary equipment and services in the United States, with a focus on unconventional horizontal well completion, workover and maintenance operations. Processing Solutions segment engages in the rental, installation, commissioning, start-up, operation and maintenance of MRUs, NGL stabilizer units, NGL storage units and related equipment. The Company also offers full transportation, turn-key mobilization services, installation and ongoing operation services in the field. The Company’s turn-key mobilization services include in-bound transportation and site offloading.

Forum Energy Technologies Company Profile

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. is an oilfield products company. The Company designs, manufactures and distributes products, and engages in aftermarket services, parts supply and related services. The Company operates through three segments: Drilling & Subsea, Completions, and Production & Infrastructure. The Drilling & Subsea segment designs and manufactures products, and provides related services to the drilling and subsea construction markets. The Completions segment designs, manufactures and supplies products, and provide related services to the well construction, completion, stimulation and intervention markets. The Production & Infrastructure segment designs, manufactures and supplies products, and provides related equipment and services to production and infrastructure markets. Its product offering includes a mix of engineered capital products and replaced items that are used in the exploration, development, production and transportation of oil and natural gas.

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