Critical Analysis: Stabilis Solutions (SLNG) and Its Competitors

Stabilis Solutions (NASDAQ:SLNGGet Rating) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Natural gas distribution” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Stabilis Solutions to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Stabilis Solutions and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stabilis Solutions -10.11% -12.41% -9.07%
Stabilis Solutions Competitors 3.97% 35.64% 2.77%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.4% of Stabilis Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.9% of shares of all “Natural gas distribution” companies are owned by institutional investors. 74.9% of Stabilis Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.4% of shares of all “Natural gas distribution” 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.

Risk and Volatility

Stabilis Solutions has a beta of 0.59, suggesting that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stabilis Solutions’ competitors have a beta of 0.82, suggesting that their average share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Stabilis Solutions and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stabilis Solutions 0 0 1 0 3.00
Stabilis Solutions Competitors 298 827 786 23 2.28

Stabilis Solutions currently has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 67.01%. As a group, “Natural gas distribution” companies have a potential downside of 0.54%. Given Stabilis Solutions’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Stabilis Solutions is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Stabilis Solutions and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Stabilis Solutions $77.17 million -$7.80 million -10.89
Stabilis Solutions Competitors $8.53 billion -$46.43 million 17.58

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

Summary

Stabilis Solutions competitors beat Stabilis Solutions on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Stabilis Solutions (Get Rating)

Stabilis Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) production, distribution, and fueling services to various end markets in North America. It operates in two segments, LNG and Power Delivery. The company supplies LNG to the industrial, midstream, and oilfield sectors; and offers fuel solutions to industrial users of propane, diesel, and other crude-based fuel products, as well as provides cryogenic equipment rental and field services. It also provides electrical and instrumentation construction, and installation services; and builds electrical systems. The company serves aerospace, industrial, utilities and pipelines, mining, energy, commercial, and transportation markets. Stabilis Solutions, Inc. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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