Aris Water Solutions (NYSE:ARIS) vs. Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ:TUSK) Critical Contrast

Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ:TUSKGet 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 businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mammoth Energy Services -5.91% -3.76% -2.41%
Aris Water Solutions 2.10% 7.26% 3.79%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Mammoth Energy Services and Aris Water Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mammoth Energy Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Aris Water Solutions 0 2 5 0 2.71

Aris Water Solutions has a consensus price target of $19.83, indicating a potential upside of 22.43%. Given Aris Water Solutions’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Aris Water Solutions is more favorable than Mammoth Energy Services.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

78.1% of Mammoth Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.5% of Aris Water Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of Mammoth 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Mammoth Energy Services has a beta of 1.79, indicating that its stock price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aris Water Solutions has a beta of 2.13, indicating that its stock price is 113% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mammoth 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
Mammoth Energy Services $228.96 million 1.47 -$101.43 million ($0.40) -17.82
Aris Water Solutions $229.25 million 4.05 -$9.22 million $0.01 1,620.00

Aris Water Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Mammoth Energy Services. Mammoth Energy Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Aris Water Solutions, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Aris Water Solutions beats Mammoth Energy Services on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mammoth Energy Services

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Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. engages in the exploration and development of North American onshore unconventional oil and natural gas reserves. It operates through the following segments: Infrastructure, Pressure Pumping, Natural Sand Proppant, Drilling, and Other. The Infrastructure segment offers construction, upgrade, maintenance and, repair services to the electrical infrastructure industry. The Pressure Pumping segment provides pressure pumping services, also known as hydraulic fracturing, to exploration and production companies. The Natural Sand Proppant segment refers to mining, processing, and selling sand. The Drilling segment includes contract land, directional drilling, and rig moving services. The company was founded on June 3, 2016 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK.

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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