Analyzing MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH (MIND) and Aly Energy Services (ALYE)

MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH (NASDAQ:MIND) and Aly Energy Services (OTCMKTS:ALYE) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

71.5% of MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.8% of MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH and Aly Energy Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH-57.21%-32.54%-21.59%
Aly Energy Services-5.72%-4.99%-2.71%

Volatility and Risk

MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH has a beta of 1.64, suggesting that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aly Energy Services has a beta of 2.53, suggesting that its share price is 153% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH and Aly Energy Services, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH0000N/A
Aly Energy Services0000N/A

Earnings & Valuation

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