Comparison of Enservco Corporation (ENSV) and Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ:AXAS)

Enservco Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:ENSV) and Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ:AXAS), both competing one another are Independent Oil & Gas companies. We will compare their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Enservco Corporation 48.51M 0.59 7.26M -0.09 0.00
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation 149.17M 1.44 57.82M -0.01 0.00

Table 1 highlights Enservco Corporation and Abraxas Petroleum Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.


Table 2 provides Enservco Corporation and Abraxas Petroleum Corporation’s return on equity, net margins and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enservco Corporation -14.97% -89% -18.5%
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation 38.76% -1.9% -0.7%

Volatility and Risk

A 2.33 beta means Enservco Corporation’s volatility is 133.00% more than S&P 500’s volatility. Competitively, Abraxas Petroleum Corporation’s 55.00% volatility makes it more volatile than S&P 500, because of the 1.55 beta.


The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of Enservco Corporation are 2.2 and 1.9 respectively. Its competitor Abraxas Petroleum Corporation’s Current Ratio is 0.5 and its Quick Ratio is 0.5. Enservco Corporation can pay off short and long-term obligations better than Abraxas Petroleum Corporation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

The shares of both Enservco Corporation and Abraxas Petroleum Corporation are owned by institutional investors at 38.1% and 56.2% respectively. Insiders held 15.56% of Enservco Corporation shares. Insiders Competitively, held 1.6% of Abraxas Petroleum Corporation 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)
Enservco Corporation -2.73% -8.18% -23.52% -30.44% -43.31% 24.13%
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation -6.06% 4.2% -26.19% -45.61% -42.06% 13.76%

For the past year Enservco Corporation’s stock price has bigger growth than Abraxas Petroleum Corporation.


Abraxas Petroleum Corporation beats on 8 of the 10 factors Enservco Corporation.

Enservco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides oil field services to the onshore oil and natural gas industry in the United States. The company operates through Well Enhancement Services, Water Transfer Services, Water Hauling Services, and Construction Services segments. It offers frac water heating, hot oiling, pressure testing, acidizing, water transfer, bacteria and scale treatment, freshwater and saltwater hauling, fluid disposal, frac tank rental, well site construction, and other general oil field services. The company owns and operates a fleet of approximately 650 specialized trucks, trailers, frac tanks, and other well-site related equipment. It operates in the eastern United States region comprising the Southern region of the Marcellus Shale formation and the Utica Shale formation in eastern Ohio; Rocky Mountain Region consisting of eastern Colorado and southern Wyoming, central Wyoming, and western North Dakota and eastern Montana; and the Central United States region, including southwestern Kansas, Texas panhandle, northwestern Oklahoma, and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation, an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development, and production of oil and gas properties in the United States. The company operates oil and gas assets in the Permian/Delaware Basin, the Rocky Mountain, and South Texas regions. As of December 31, 2016, its estimated net proved reserves were 44.7 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.