Analyzing Western Energy Services (WEEEF) & Its Rivals

Western Energy Services (OTCMKTS:WEEEFGet Rating) is one of 40 publicly-traded companies in the “Drilling oil & gas wells” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Western Energy Services to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Western Energy Services and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Western Energy Services 9.53% -18.17% -7.42%
Western Energy Services Competitors -43.51% -15.46% -5.25%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

49.1% of shares of all “Drilling oil & gas wells” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.1% of shares of all “Drilling oil & gas wells” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Western Energy Services and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Western Energy Services $105.06 million -$28.83 million -0.22
Western Energy Services Competitors $817.53 million -$622.81 million 6.71

Western Energy Services’ peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Western Energy Services. Western Energy Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Western Energy Services and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Western Energy Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Western Energy Services Competitors 707 2126 1837 55 2.26

As a group, “Drilling oil & gas wells” companies have a potential upside of 34.44%. Given Western Energy Services’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Western Energy Services has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Western Energy Services has a beta of 0.73, meaning that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Western Energy Services’ peers have a beta of 1.81, meaning that their average stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Western Energy Services peers beat Western Energy Services on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

Western Energy Services Company Profile

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Western Energy Services Corp. operates as an oilfield service company in Canada and the United States. It operates through Contract Drilling and Production Services segments. The Contract Drilling segment provides contract drilling services using drilling rigs and auxiliary equipment. The Production Services segment offers well servicing rig and related equipment, as well as oilfield rental equipment services to other oilfield service companies. The company owns and operates 57 drilling rigs; and 63 service rigs. It serves crude oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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