Analyzing Kinder Morgan Management (KMR) and Its Rivals

Kinder Morgan Management (NYSE: KMR) is one of 45 publicly-traded companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Kinder Morgan Management to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kinder Morgan Management and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Kinder Morgan Management N/A N/A 56.60
Kinder Morgan Management Competitors $3.13 billion $232.52 million -125,167.73

Kinder Morgan Management’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Kinder Morgan Management. Kinder Morgan Management is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Kinder Morgan Management has a beta of 0.61, indicating that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kinder Morgan Management’s rivals have a beta of 1.19, indicating that their average stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Kinder Morgan Management and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kinder Morgan Management N/A N/A N/A
Kinder Morgan Management Competitors -3.12% 6.57% 2.35%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.5% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.3% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Kinder Morgan Management and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kinder Morgan Management 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kinder Morgan Management Competitors 194 971 1248 8 2.44

As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 8.22%. Given Kinder Morgan Management’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Kinder Morgan Management has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Kinder Morgan Management rivals beat Kinder Morgan Management on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Kinder Morgan Management Company Profile

Kinder Morgan Management, LLC is a limited partner in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P (KMP), and manages and controls its business and affairs pursuant to a delegation of control agreement. Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., of which Kinder Morgan, Inc. indirectly owns all of the outstanding common equity, is the general partner of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (KMP). Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., pursuant to a delegation of control agreement among the Company, Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc. and KMP, has delegated to the Company, to the fullest extent permitted under Delaware law and KMP’s limited partnership agreement, all of its rights and powers to manage and control the business and affairs of KMP, subject to the general partner’s right to approve specified actions.

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