GasLog Partners (NYSE: GLOP) is one of 13 publicly-traded companies in the “LNG Transportation & Storage” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare GasLog Partners to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.
GasLog Partners pays an annual dividend of $2.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.2%. GasLog Partners pays out 96.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.1% and pay out 112.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. GasLog Partners has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years. GasLog Partners is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for GasLog Partners and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|GasLog Partners Competitors||60||254||515||10||2.57|
GasLog Partners currently has a consensus price target of $26.50, indicating a potential upside of 17.26%. As a group, “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies have a potential upside of 16.39%. Given GasLog Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe GasLog Partners is more favorable than its competitors.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
38.5% of GasLog Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.9% of shares of all “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of shares of all “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
GasLog Partners has a beta of 1.67, indicating that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GasLog Partners’ competitors have a beta of 1.26, indicating that their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares GasLog Partners and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|GasLog Partners Competitors||14.16%||1,540.51%||278.72%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares GasLog Partners and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|GasLog Partners||$228.74 million||$77.34 million||10.51|
|GasLog Partners Competitors||$322.98 million||$70.23 million||42.70|
GasLog Partners’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than GasLog Partners. GasLog Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
GasLog Partners beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
GasLog Partners Company Profile
GasLog Partners LP is a limited partnership company. The Company focuses on owning, operating and acquiring liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers under multi-year charters. The Company’s fleet consists of 9 LNG carriers with an average carrying capacity of approximately 149,500 cubic meters (cbm), each of which has a multi-year time charter. The Company’s fleet includes GasLog Seattle, GasLog Shanghai, GasLog Santiago, GasLog Sydney, Methane Rita Andrea, Methane Jane Elizabeth, Methane Alison Victoria, Methane Shirley Elisabeth and Methane Heather Sally. The GasLog Seattle is a tri-fuel diesel electric LNG carrier. Each of the GasLog Seattle, GasLog Shanghai, GasLog Santiago and GasLog Sydney vessels has a cargo capacity of approximately 155,000 cbm. Each of the Methane Rita Andrea, Methane Heather Sally, Methane Shirley Elisabeth, Methane Alison Victoria and Methane Jane Elizabeth vessels has a cargo capacity of approximately 145,000 cbm.
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