Head-To-Head Review: ProFrac (ACDC) and The Competition

ProFrac (NASDAQ:ACDCGet Rating) is one of 35 public companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare ProFrac to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

23.9% of ProFrac shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.2% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of ProFrac shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.7% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for ProFrac and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ProFrac 0 1 3 0 2.75
ProFrac Competitors 214 1192 2148 85 2.58

ProFrac presently has a consensus price target of $23.50, indicating a potential upside of 99.49%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 56.79%. Given ProFrac’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe ProFrac is more favorable than its rivals.


This table compares ProFrac and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ProFrac 3.90% -27.27% 8.04%
ProFrac Competitors 4.36% -0.67% 7.17%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ProFrac and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
ProFrac $2.43 billion $91.50 million 4.77
ProFrac Competitors $2.89 billion $219.65 million -3.89

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


ProFrac rivals beat ProFrac on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About ProFrac

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ProFrac Holding Corp., a vertically integrated and energy services company, provides hydraulic fracturing, completion, and other products and services to upstream oil and gas companies engaged in the exploration and production of North American unconventional oil and natural gas resources. It operates through three segments: Stimulation Services, Manufacturing, and Proppant Production. The company also manufactures and sells high horsepower pumps, valves, piping, swivels, large-bore manifold systems, seats, and fluid ends. ProFrac Holding Corp. was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Willow Park, Texas.

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