Kodiak Gas Services (NYSE:KGS) & Kinetik (NASDAQ:KNTK) Critical Contrast

Kodiak Gas Services (NYSE:KGSGet Free Report) and Kinetik (NASDAQ:KNTKGet Free Report) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.


This table compares Kodiak Gas Services and Kinetik’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kodiak Gas Services N/A N/A N/A
Kinetik 8.88% -13.23% 1.75%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Kodiak Gas Services and Kinetik, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kodiak Gas Services 0 1 6 0 2.86
Kinetik 0 6 4 0 2.40

Kodiak Gas Services currently has a consensus price target of $23.57, indicating a potential upside of 27.55%. Kinetik has a consensus price target of $39.29, indicating a potential upside of 11.32%. Given Kodiak Gas Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Kodiak Gas Services is more favorable than Kinetik.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

23.5% of Kodiak Gas Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of Kinetik shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kodiak Gas Services and Kinetik’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kodiak Gas Services N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kinetik $1.21 billion 4.25 $250.72 million $1.64 21.52

Kinetik has higher revenue and earnings than Kodiak Gas Services.


Kodiak Gas Services beats Kinetik on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kodiak Gas Services

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Kodiak Gas Services, Inc. operates contract compression infrastructure for customers in the oil and gas industry in the United States. It operates in two segments, Compression Operations and Other Services. The Compression Operations segment operates company-owned and customer-owned compression infrastructure to enable the production, gathering, and transportation of natural gas and oil. The Other Services segment provides a range of contract services, including station construction, maintenance and overhaul, and other ancillary time and material-based offerings. The company was formerly known as Frontier TopCo, Inc. Kodiak Gas Services, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Montgomery, Texas. Kodiak Gas Services, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Frontier Topco Partnership, L.P.

About Kinetik

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Kinetik Holdings, Inc. provides oil and gas production and distribution services. It operates through the Midstream Logistics and Pipeline Transportation segments. The Midstream Logistics segment is involved in the following service offerings: gas gathering and processing, crude oil gathering, stabilization and storage services, and water gathering and disposal. The Pipeline Transportation segment focuses on the equity investment interests in four Permian Basin pipelines that access various points along the Texas Gulf Coast, Brandywine NGL Pipeline, and the Delaware Link Pipeline that is under development. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

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