Basic Energy Services (OTCMKTS:BASX) vs. Aris Water Solutions (NYSE:ARIS) Head-To-Head Survey

Basic Energy Services (OTCMKTS:BASXGet Rating) and Aris Water Solutions (NYSE:ARISGet Rating) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.


This table compares Basic Energy Services and Aris Water Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Basic Energy Services -42.55% N/A -39.43%
Aris Water Solutions N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Basic Energy Services and Aris Water Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Basic Energy Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Aris Water Solutions 0 1 6 0 2.86

Aris Water Solutions has a consensus target price of $20.20, indicating a potential upside of 26.33%. Given Aris Water Solutions’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Aris Water Solutions is more favorable than Basic Energy Services.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Basic Energy Services and Aris Water Solutions’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Basic Energy Services $411.38 million 0.00 -$268.17 million N/A N/A
Aris Water Solutions $229.25 million 4.00 -$9.22 million N/A N/A

Aris Water Solutions has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Basic Energy Services.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

36.4% of Aris Water Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Basic Energy Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 29.8% of Aris Water Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Aris Water Solutions beats Basic Energy Services on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Basic Energy Services

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Basic Energy Services, Inc. engages in the provision of well site services to oil and natural gas drilling and producing companies. It operates its business through the following segments: Completion and Remedial Services, Well Servicing and Water Logistics. The Completion and Remedial Services segment utilizes coiled tubing services, air compressor packages specially configured for underbalanced drilling operations, an array of specialized rental equipment and fishing tools, thru-tubing, and snubbing units. The Well Servicing segment encompasses a full range of services performed with a mobile well servicing rig, including the installation and removal of downhole equipment and elimination of obstructions in the well bore to facilitate the flow of oil and natural gas. The Water Logistics segment focuses in the fleet of trucks and related assets, including specialized tank trucks, storage tanks, water wells, disposal facilities water treatment, and related equipment. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, TX.

About Aris Water Solutions

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Aris Water Solutions, Inc., an environmental infrastructure and solutions company, provides water handling and recycling solutions. The company's produced water handling business gathers, transports, unless recycled, and handles produced water generated from oil and natural gas production. Its water solutions business develops and operates recycling facilities to treat, store, and recycle produced water. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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