Head-To-Head Contrast: Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (SOI) & McDermott International (MDR)

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (NYSE: SOI) and McDermott International (NYSE:MDR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

59.2% of Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.1% of McDermott International shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of McDermott International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and McDermott International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure N/A N/A N/A
McDermott International 2.95% 5.55% 2.78%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and McDermott International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure $35.75 million 5.04 $19.07 million N/A N/A
McDermott International $2.51 billion 0.78 $304.29 million $0.27 25.63

McDermott International has higher revenue and earnings than Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and McDermott International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure 0 2 11 0 2.85
McDermott International 0 4 3 0 2.43

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure currently has a consensus price target of $17.10, suggesting a potential upside of 3.45%. McDermott International has a consensus price target of $8.47, suggesting a potential upside of 22.35%. Given McDermott International’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe McDermott International is more favorable than Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure.


McDermott International beats Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Company Profile

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. manufactures and provides its mobile proppant management systems that unload, store and deliver proppant at oil and natural gas well sites. The Company offers its services to oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) companies, as well as oilfield service companies. Its mobile proppant system is designed to address the challenges associated with transferring large quantities of proppant to the well site, including the cost and management of last mile logistics. Its systems provide 2.5 million pounds of proppant storage capacity. The Company manufactures its systems at its facility in Early, Texas, The Company’s system provides Streamlined last mile logistics and Improved execution to meet completion designs. Its systems provide triple the storage capacity, such as trailer-mounted, hydraulically powered storage bins. Its integrated PropView system delivers real-time proppant inventory and consumption levels.

McDermott International Company Profile

McDermott International, Inc. is a provider of integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI), front-end engineering and design (FEED) and module fabrication services for upstream field developments across the world. The Company delivers fixed and floating production facilities, pipeline installations and subsea systems from concept to commissioning for offshore and subsea oil and gas projects. It operates through three segments: the Americas, Europe and Africa (AEA), the Middle East (MEA) and Asia (ASA). As of December 31, 2016, operated in approximately 20 countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, its integrated resources include a diversified fleet of marine vessels, fabrication facilities and engineering offices. It support its activities with project management and procurement services, while utilizing its fully integrated capabilities in both shallow water and deepwater construction.

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