Dominion Midstream Partners, (NYSE: DM) and Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.
Dominion Midstream Partners, pays an annual dividend of $1.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Golar LNG Partners pays an annual dividend of $2.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.5%. Dominion Midstream Partners, pays out 87.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Golar LNG Partners pays out 77.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Golar LNG Partners is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Risk & Volatility
Dominion Midstream Partners, has a beta of 1.69, meaning that its share price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Golar LNG Partners has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Dominion Midstream Partners, and Golar LNG Partners’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Dominion Midstream Partners,||$441.30 million||4.73||$106.40 million||$1.39||22.27|
|Golar LNG Partners||$441.60 million||3.51||$172.17 million||$2.97||7.38|
Golar LNG Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Dominion Midstream Partners,. Golar LNG Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Dominion Midstream Partners,, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Dominion Midstream Partners, and Golar LNG Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Dominion Midstream Partners,||22.61%||2.14%||1.60%|
|Golar LNG Partners||43.94%||31.12%||8.86%|
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Dominion Midstream Partners, and Golar LNG Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Dominion Midstream Partners,||1||4||4||0||2.33|
|Golar LNG Partners||0||3||2||0||2.40|
Dominion Midstream Partners, presently has a consensus price target of $34.63, indicating a potential upside of 11.87%. Golar LNG Partners has a consensus price target of $23.25, indicating a potential upside of 6.07%. Given Dominion Midstream Partners,’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Dominion Midstream Partners, is more favorable than Golar LNG Partners.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
54.4% of Dominion Midstream Partners, shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.8% of Golar LNG Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 11.2% of Dominion Midstream Partners, shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Golar LNG Partners beats Dominion Midstream Partners, on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Dominion Midstream Partners,
Dominion Energy Midstream Partners, LP, formerly Dominion Midstream Partners, LP, is a limited partnership. The Company is formed to grow a portfolio of natural gas terminaling, processing, storage, transportation and related assets. The Company’s segments include Dominion Energy, which consists of gas transportation, liquefied natural gas (LNG) import and storage, and Corporate and Other. The Company owns the preferred equity interests and the general partner interest of Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP (Cove Point). Cove Point’s operations consist of LNG import and storage services at the Cove Point LNG Facility and the transportation of domestic natural gas and regasified LNG to Mid-Atlantic markets through the Cove Point Pipeline. The Cove Point LNG Facility includes an offshore pier, regasification facilities and associated equipment required to receive imported LNG from tankers; store LNG in storage tanks; regasify LNG, and deliver regasified LNG to the Cove Point Pipeline.
About Golar LNG Partners
Golar LNG Partners LP owns and operates floating storage regasification units (FSRUs) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers under long-term time charters. The Company operates through the LNG market segment. The Company’s fleet consists of approximately six FSRUs and over four LNG carriers. The Company’s FSRU vessels include Golar Spirit, Golar Winter, Golar Freeze, NR Satu, Golar Igloo and Golar Eskimo. Its FSRU vessels have a total capacity of approximately 846,000 cubic meters. The Company’s LNG carriers include Golar Mazo, Methane Princess, Golar Grand and Golar Maria. Its LNG carriers have a total capacity of over 564,400 cubic meters.
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