Financial Comparison: Liberty Oilfield Services (LBRT) and Its Peers

Liberty Oilfield Services (NYSE: LBRT) is one of 31 public companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Liberty Oilfield Services to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

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This table compares Liberty Oilfield Services and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Oilfield Services $1.49 billion $168.50 million 22.14
Liberty Oilfield Services Competitors $3.87 billion $114.07 million -4.90

Liberty Oilfield Services’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Liberty Oilfield Services. Liberty Oilfield Services is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Liberty Oilfield Services and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Oilfield Services 0 1 8 0 2.89
Liberty Oilfield Services Competitors 234 1141 1725 76 2.52

Liberty Oilfield Services presently has a consensus target price of $28.71, suggesting a potential upside of 47.40%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 15.19%. Given Liberty Oilfield Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Liberty Oilfield Services is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Oilfield Services N/A N/A N/A
Liberty Oilfield Services Competitors -4.56% -0.25% -1.18%

Summary

Liberty Oilfield Services beats its competitors on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Liberty Oilfield Services

Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. provides hydraulic fracturing services to onshore oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in North America. It has 19 active fleets. The company provides its services primarily in the Permian Basin, the Eagle Ford Shale, the Denver-Julesburg Basin, the Williston Basin, and the Powder River Basin. Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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