The oil bull market is ramping up, and that means companies are doing whatever they can to extract oil from the ground as demand increases.
Hydraulic fracturing started in 1947 in my home state of Kansas.
The process is straightforward.
Crews shoot high-pressure liquid into rock formations to break up bedrock and reveal shale gas and tight oil in the ground.
The production of shale gas and tight oil plays in the U.S. is set to expand in a huge way over the next several decades:
In 2000, the U.S. only pulled about 1.8 trillion cubic feet of oil and gas out of the ground using hydraulic fracturing.
By 2050, we will extract 33.7 trillion cubic feet this way … a 1,772.2% increase! And that’s a 35% increase from 2021’s totals.
That leads me to today’s Power Stock … a supplier of a key component used for successful hydraulic fracturing: Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Inc. (NYSE: SOI).
SOI manufactures proppant, a sand or similar material suspended in water and used in hydraulic fracturing to keep fissures (cracks containing oil and gas) open.
Without proppant, shale gas and tight oil plays wouldn’t be possible.
Solaris stock scores a “Strong Bullish” 93 out of 100 on our Stock Power Ratings system. We expect it to beat the broader market by 3X in the next 12 months.
Solaris Stock: Great Value and Excellent Momentum
Solaris had a solid third quarter:
- Its net income of $11.5 million was a 38.6% increase from the previous quarter!
- Quarterly revenues were $92.3 million — up 87.2% from the same quarter last year.
While those are impressive growth figures, SOI earns its highest fundamental rating on our value factor at 82.
Its projected price-to-sales ratio for the next 12 months is half the industry average while its current price-to-cash flow is also lower than its peer average.
These numbers tell us SOI’s growth and value potential is high compared to the rest of the support activities for the oil and gas industry.
SOI stock is up 58% over the last 12 months.
The broader S&P 500 Index has experienced a 16.1% decline over the same time.
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure stock scores a 93 overall on our proprietary Stock Power Ratings system.
That means we’re “Strong Bullish.” We expect it to beat the broader market by at least 3X in the next 12 months.
As an added bonus, SOI’s 4.26% forward dividend yield means shareholders earn $0.42 per year for every share they own.
Bottom line: As our dependence on oil and gas continues to rise, companies have to seek out new areas to drill.
Hydraulic fracturing has been around since the 1940s, but we’re going to start pulling much more shale gas and tight oil using this method in the years to come.
SOI manufactures the proppant needed to keep areas of oil and gas open to pull out of the ground, making it a great addition to your portfolio.
I mentioned an oil bull market earlier, and SOI should surely benefit. But my colleague Adam O’Dell is aiming for something bigger.
And he’s ready for the big reveal tomorrow!
Sign up for his presentation that’s happening at 4 p.m. Eastern. It’s free and you don’t want to miss it.
He will reveal details on his top stock for the developing oil super bull market. He’s confident it will soar 100% higher in only 100 days when things kick off.
Click here to put your name on the guest list for his upcoming “Oil Super Bull Summit.”
See you tomorrow!
Stay Tuned: Natural Gas Stock to Avoid
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Stay tuned for the next issue, where I’ll share all the details on a natural gas stock that isn’t “Strong Bullish” like much of its competition.
Matt Clark, CMSA®
Research Analyst, Money & Markets