Superior Energy Services (OTCMKTS:SPNX) versus ProFrac (NASDAQ:ACDC) Head to Head Contrast

Superior Energy Services (OTCMKTS:SPNXGet Rating) and ProFrac (NASDAQ:ACDCGet Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

23.9% of ProFrac shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.3% of Superior Energy Services shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of ProFrac shares are owned 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Superior Energy Services and ProFrac, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Superior Energy Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
ProFrac 0 1 3 0 2.75

ProFrac has a consensus target price of $23.50, suggesting a potential upside of 99.15%. Given ProFrac’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ProFrac is more favorable than Superior Energy Services.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Superior Energy Services and ProFrac’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Superior Energy Services $883.96 million N/A $286.46 million $14.25 0.01
ProFrac $2.43 billion 0.77 $91.50 million $2.47 4.78

Superior Energy Services has higher earnings, but lower revenue than ProFrac. Superior Energy Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ProFrac, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Superior Energy Services and ProFrac’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Superior Energy Services 32.11% 36.35% 24.08%
ProFrac 3.90% -27.27% 8.04%


Superior Energy Services beats ProFrac on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Superior Energy Services

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Superior Energy Services, Inc. provides oilfield services and equipment to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Drilling Products and Services, Onshore Completion and Workover Services, Production Services, and Technical Solutions. The Drilling Products and Services segment rents downhole drilling tools, including tubulars, such as primary drill pipe strings, landing strings, completion tubulars, and associated accessories, as well as manufactures and rents bottom hole tools comprising stabilizers, non-magnetic drill collars, and hole openers; and surfaces, such as temporary onshore and offshore accommodation modules and accessories. The Onshore Completion and Workover Services segment offers fluid management services used to obtain, move, store, and dispose of fluids that are involved in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas; and workover services consisting of installations, completions, and sidetracking of wells, as well as support for perforating operations. The Production Services segment provides intervention services, such as coiled tubing, cased hole and mechanical wireline, hydraulic workover and snubbing, pressure control, production testing and optimization, and remedial pumping services. The Technical Solutions segment offers well containment systems; completion tools and services, including sand control systems, well screens and filters, and surface-controlled sub surface safety valves; and well and sand control, and stimulation services. This segment also produces and sells oil and gas. Superior Energy Services, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. On December 7, 2020, Superior Energy Services, Inc., along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

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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