Reviewing SRC Energy Inc. (SRCI)’s and Smart Sand Inc. (NASDAQ:SND)’s results

SRC Energy Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:SRCI) and Smart Sand Inc. (NASDAQ:SND) are two firms in the Industrial Metals & Minerals that compete against each other. Below is a comparison of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SRC Energy Inc. 559.13M 1.81 228.87M 0.96 5.05
Smart Sand Inc. 203.26M 0.58 34.00M 0.63 4.53

Table 1 shows the top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation for SRC Energy Inc. and Smart Sand Inc. Smart Sand Inc. has lower revenue and earnings than SRC Energy Inc. The business that Presently has a higher P/E ratio is considered the more expensive of the two businesses. SRC Energy Inc.’s current P/E ratio is higher than that of Smart Sand Inc., which means that it is the expensive of the two.


Table 2 provides SRC Energy Inc. and Smart Sand Inc.’s return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SRC Energy Inc. 40.93% 16.3% 10%
Smart Sand Inc. 16.73% 17% 11.9%


The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of SRC Energy Inc. are 0.5 and 0.5 respectively. Its competitor Smart Sand Inc.’s Current Ratio is 1.7 and its Quick Ratio is 1.2. Smart Sand Inc. can pay off short and long-term obligations better than SRC Energy Inc.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

The shares of both SRC Energy Inc. and Smart Sand Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 0% and 73.3% respectively. SRC Energy Inc.’s share owned by insiders are 0.7%. Comparatively, insiders own roughly 4.6% of Smart Sand Inc.’s shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
SRC Energy Inc. -16.12% -42.17% -44.94% -57.09% -42.17% -43.26%
Smart Sand Inc. -12.58% -0.7% -38.58% -50.26% -63.92% -67.09%

For the past year SRC Energy Inc. has stronger performance than Smart Sand Inc.


SRC Energy Inc. beats Smart Sand Inc. on 11 of the 13 factors.

SRC Energy Inc. engages in the acquisition, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties primarily located in the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Colorado. As of December 31, 2016, it had approximately 332,400 net acres under lease, which are located in the Wattenberg Field of the Denver-Julesburg Basin; and operated 288 net producing wells. The company was formerly known as Synergy Resources Corporation and changed its name to SRC Energy Inc. in March 2017. The company is based in Denver, Colorado.

Smart Sand, Inc. engages in the excavation, processing, and sale of industrial sands for use in hydraulic fracturing operations in the oil and gas industry in the United States. The company sells its products primarily to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, and oilfield service companies. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 321 million tons of proven recoverable sand reserves. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.