Exterran Corporation (EXTN) versus Its Competitors Critical Analysis

Exterran Corporation (NYSE: EXTN) is one of 46 public companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Exterran Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and valuation.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Exterran Corporation 0.04% -2.82% -1.11%
Exterran Corporation Competitors -10.46% -5.08% -3.37%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Exterran Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Exterran Corporation 0 2 0 0 2.00
Exterran Corporation Competitors 369 2006 2838 117 2.51

Exterran Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $28.00, suggesting a potential downside of 9.06%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 30.39%. Given Exterran Corporation’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Exterran Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Exterran Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Exterran Corporation $1.03 billion -$227.93 million -1,539.50
Exterran Corporation Competitors $1.90 billion -$327.39 million 3.21

Exterran Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Exterran Corporation. Exterran Corporation 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.1% of Exterran Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.6% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Exterran Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.0% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Exterran Corporation has a beta of 1.41, suggesting that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Exterran Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.58, suggesting that their average share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Exterran Corporation competitors beat Exterran Corporation on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Exterran Corporation Company Profile

Exterran Corporation provides compression, production and processing products and services that support the production and transportation of oil and natural gas around the world. The Company operates through three segments: contract operations, aftermarket services, and oil and gas product sales. The contract operations segment provides natural gas compression services, production and processing equipment services, and maintenance services to meet specific customer requirements on assets owned by it. The aftermarket services segment provides a range of services to support the surface production, compression and processing needs of customers, from parts sales and normal maintenance services to full operation of a customer’s owned assets. The oil and gas product sales segment provides design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and sale of natural gas compression units, and accessories and equipment used in the production, treating and processing of crude oil and natural gas.

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