Head-To-Head Comparison: Hi-Crush (HCR) and The Competition
Hi-Crush (NYSE: HCR) is one of 26 public companies in the “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Hi-Crush to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, earnings and risk.
This table compares Hi-Crush and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Hi-Crush has a beta of 2.01, meaning that its share price is 101% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hi-Crush’s peers have a beta of 1.15, meaning that their average share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
5.3% of Hi-Crush shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.4% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are owned by institutional investors. 34.8% of Hi-Crush shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are owned by 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.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Hi-Crush and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hi-Crush||$842.84 million||$137.59 million||1.61|
|Hi-Crush Competitors||$1.80 billion||$230.45 million||18.56|
Hi-Crush’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Hi-Crush. Hi-Crush 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.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Hi-Crush and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies have a potential upside of 9.65%. Given Hi-Crush’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hi-Crush has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Hi-Crush pays an annual dividend of $0.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 40.8%. Hi-Crush pays out 65.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 44.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Hi-Crush peers beat Hi-Crush on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
Hi-Crush Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides proppant and logistics solutions to the petroleum industry in North America. The company offers raw frac sand used in hydraulic fracturing process for oil and natural gas wells. It owns and operates multiple frac sand mining facilities, which include a 971-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure located in Wyeville, Wisconsin; a 1,187-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure located in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin; a 1,285-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure located in Blair, Wisconsin; and a 1,626-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure located in Independence, Wisconsin and Whitehall, Wisconsin. The company also owns and operates a 1,226-acre frac sand reserve located near Kermit, Texas; and 12 terminal locations throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Colorado, and New York. It primarily serves pressure pumping service providers, and oil and gas exploration and production companies. Hi-Crush GP LLC operates as the general partner of the company. The company was formerly known as Hi-Crush Partners LP and changed its name to Hi-Crush Inc. in June 2019. Hi-Crush Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Houston, Texas.
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