Keane Group (FRAC) and Its Competitors Financial Review

Keane Group (NYSE: FRAC) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Keane Group to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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34.1% of Keane Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.5% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.8% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Keane Group and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Keane Group $1.54 billion -$36.14 million 94.88
Keane Group Competitors $3.87 billion $114.07 million -4.83

Keane Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Keane Group. Keane Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Keane Group has a beta of -0.39, suggesting that its stock price is 139% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Keane Group’s peers have a beta of 1.31, suggesting that their average stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Keane Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Keane Group -2.30% 3.61% 1.78%
Keane Group Competitors -4.56% -0.25% -1.18%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Keane Group and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Keane Group 0 2 15 0 2.88
Keane Group Competitors 235 1140 1725 76 2.52

Keane Group presently has a consensus target price of $20.38, suggesting a potential upside of 34.22%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 17.03%. Given Keane Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Keane Group is more favorable than its peers.


Keane Group beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Keane Group

Keane Group, Inc. provides integrated well completion services primarily in the United States. Its principal service offerings include horizontal and vertical fracturing, wireline perforation and logging, and engineered solutions, as well as other value-added services. The company also provides cementing and drilling services; and engineering software and technical guidance for remedial cementing applications and acidizing. Its customers primarily include integrated and large independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. The company has 26 hydraulic fracturing fleets, 31 wireline trucks, 24 cementing pumps, and other ancillary assets located in the Permian Basin, the Marcellus Shale/Utica Shale, the Eagle Ford Formation, the Bakken Formation, and other active oil and gas basins. Keane Group, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Keane Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of Keane Investor Holdings LLC.

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