Financial Contrast: Profire Energy (PFIE) vs. Keane Group (FRAC)

Profire Energy (NASDAQ: PFIE) and Keane Group (NYSE:FRAC) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.


This table compares Profire Energy and Keane Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Profire Energy 10.88% 8.96% 8.43%
Keane Group -9.90% -19.19% -8.80%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Profire Energy and Keane Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Profire Energy $27.07 million 3.22 $3.39 million $0.07 25.72
Keane Group $420.57 million 4.19 -$187.08 million N/A N/A

Profire Energy has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Keane Group.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Profire Energy and Keane Group, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Profire Energy 0 0 1 0 3.00
Keane Group 0 9 10 0 2.53

Profire Energy currently has a consensus target price of $2.50, indicating a potential upside of 38.89%. Keane Group has a consensus target price of $20.78, indicating a potential upside of 31.92%. Given Profire Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Profire Energy is more favorable than Keane Group.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

20.3% of Profire Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.3% of Keane Group shares are held by institutional investors. 58.7% of Profire Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Profire Energy beats Keane Group on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Profire Energy Company Profile

Profire Energy, Inc. is an oilfield technology company. The Company is primarily engaged in the business of developing combustion management technologies for the oil and gas industry. It specializes in the creation of burner-management systems, used on a range of oilfield natural-draft fire tube vessels. It offers burner-management systems, which help to ignite, monitor and manage the burner flame. Its solution, the PF3100, helps manage and synchronize custom applications helping oilfield producers meet deadlines through an off-the-shelf solution with dynamic customization. It also sells complementary oilfield products. Such products help manage fuel flow (such as valves and fuel trains), meter air flow (such as airplates), generate power on-site (such as solar packages), ignite and direct flame (such as flare stack igniter and nozzles), and other functions. In addition to the burner-management systems and complementary technologies, it also offers chemical-management systems.

Keane Group Company Profile

Keane Group, Inc. is provider of integrated well completion services in the United States, with a focus on demanding completion solutions. The Company’s segments include Completion Services, which comprises hydraulic fracturing and wireline divisions, and Other Services, which consists of coiled tubing, cementing and drilling divisions. It provides hydraulic fracturing and wireline services pursuant to contractual arrangements, such as term contracts and pricing agreements, or on a spot market basis. It provides certain complementary services such as coiled tubing, cementing and drilling pursuant to contractual arrangements, such as term contracts on a spot basis. Its primary services include horizontal and vertical fracturing, wireline perforation and logging and engineered solutions, as well as other value-added service offerings. As of July 3, 2017, the Company had approximately 1.2 million hydraulic horsepower spread across 23 hydraulic fracturing fleets and 31 wireline trucks.

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