Contrasting CSI Compressco (NASDAQ:CCLP) & Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (NASDAQ:ESES)

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CSI Compressco (NASDAQ:CCLP) and Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (OTCMKTS:ESES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares CSI Compressco and Eco-Stim Energy Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CSI Compressco -7.38% -49.28% -3.93%
Eco-Stim Energy Solutions N/A -132.46% -60.29%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

28.6% of CSI Compressco shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.9% of Eco-Stim Energy Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of CSI Compressco shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.7% of Eco-Stim Energy Solutions shares are owned 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CSI Compressco and Eco-Stim Energy Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CSI Compressco $438.66 million 0.40 -$36.98 million ($0.86) -4.33
Eco-Stim Energy Solutions $40.71 million 0.00 -$87.87 million N/A N/A

CSI Compressco has higher revenue and earnings than Eco-Stim Energy Solutions.

Volatility and Risk

CSI Compressco has a beta of 2, indicating that its share price is 100% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eco-Stim Energy Solutions has a beta of 2.14, indicating that its share price is 114% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

CSI Compressco pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Eco-Stim Energy Solutions does not pay a dividend. CSI Compressco pays out -4.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for CSI Compressco and Eco-Stim Energy Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CSI Compressco 0 2 0 0 2.00
Eco-Stim Energy Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

CSI Compressco beats Eco-Stim Energy Solutions on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

CSI Compressco Company Profile

CSI Compressco LP provides compression services and equipment for natural gas and oil production, gathering, transportation, processing, and storage applications in the United States and internationally. It fabricates and sells standard and custom-designed compressor packages, and compressor package parts and components, as well as provides aftermarket services, such as operations, maintenance, overhaul, and reconfiguration. The company offers GasJack and VJack electric powered low-horsepower compressor packages to provide production enhancement services for dry gas wells, liquid-loaded gas wells, and backside auto injection systems. It also provides medium-horsepower compressor packages to move natural gas from the wellhead through the field gathering system; and high-horsepower compressor packages for use in midstream applications, including natural gas gathering and centralized compression facilities. In addition, the company offers well monitoring and sand separation, as well as early production services. Further, it sells engine parts, compressor package parts, and other parts manufactured by third parties. CSI Compressco GP Inc. serves as the general partner of CSI Compressco LP. The company was formerly known as Compressco Partners, L.P. and changed its name to CSI Compressco LP in December 2014. CSI Compressco LP was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

Eco-Stim Energy Solutions Company Profile

Eco-Stim Energy Solutions, Inc. provides oilfield services in the United States. It offers pump down services in the Permian basin. The company is based in Katy, Texas.

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