ProFrac (ACDC) vs. Its Rivals Critical Analysis

ProFrac (NASDAQ:ACDCGet Rating) is one of 35 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare ProFrac to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
ProFrac $2.43 billion $91.50 million 4.77
ProFrac Competitors $2.89 billion $219.65 million -3.89

ProFrac’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than ProFrac. ProFrac is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

23.9% of ProFrac shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.2% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of ProFrac shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.7% of shares of all “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for ProFrac and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ProFrac 0 1 3 0 2.75
ProFrac Competitors 214 1192 2148 85 2.58

ProFrac presently has a consensus target price of $23.50, suggesting a potential upside of 99.49%. As a group, “Oil & gas field services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 56.79%. Given ProFrac’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe ProFrac is more favorable than its competitors.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ProFrac 3.90% -27.27% 8.04%
ProFrac Competitors 4.36% -0.67% 7.17%


ProFrac competitors beat ProFrac on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

ProFrac Company Profile

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ProFrac Holding Corp., a vertically integrated and energy services company, provides hydraulic fracturing, completion, and other products and services to upstream oil and gas companies engaged in the exploration and production of North American unconventional oil and natural gas resources. It operates through three segments: Stimulation Services, Manufacturing, and Proppant Production. The company also manufactures and sells high horsepower pumps, valves, piping, swivels, large-bore manifold systems, seats, and fluid ends. ProFrac Holding Corp. was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Willow Park, Texas.

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