EnLink Midstream Partners (ENLK) versus Its Rivals Head to Head Survey

EnLink Midstream Partners (NYSE: ENLK) is one of 50 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare EnLink Midstream Partners to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Dividends

EnLink Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.1%. EnLink Midstream Partners pays out -678.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.7% and pay out 160.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. EnLink Midstream Partners has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years. EnLink Midstream Partners is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

41.7% of EnLink Midstream Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of EnLink Midstream Partners shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

EnLink Midstream Partners has a beta of 2.08, suggesting that its share price is 108% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EnLink Midstream Partners’ competitors have a beta of 1.34, suggesting that their average share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares EnLink Midstream Partners and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
EnLink Midstream Partners $4.25 billion -$565.20 million -67.17
EnLink Midstream Partners Competitors $4.88 billion $288.25 million 21.62

EnLink Midstream Partners’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than EnLink Midstream Partners. EnLink Midstream 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.

Profitability

This table compares EnLink Midstream Partners and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EnLink Midstream Partners 0.76% 1.20% 0.53%
EnLink Midstream Partners Competitors 18.57% 87.90% 5.97%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for EnLink Midstream Partners and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EnLink Midstream Partners 0 6 4 0 2.40
EnLink Midstream Partners Competitors 307 1842 2422 86 2.49

EnLink Midstream Partners presently has a consensus target price of $18.29, suggesting a potential upside of 18.35%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 23.65%. Given EnLink Midstream Partners’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe EnLink Midstream Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

EnLink Midstream Partners competitors beat EnLink Midstream Partners on 11 of the 14 factors compared.

About EnLink Midstream Partners

EnLink Midstream Partners, LP is a midstream company. The Company’s business activities are conducted through its subsidiary, EnLink Midstream Operating, LP (the Operating Partnership) and the subsidiaries of the Operating Partnership. The Company operates through five segments: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Crude and Condensate, and Corporate. The Company focuses on providing midstream energy services, including gathering, processing, transmission, fractionation, storage, condensate stabilization, brine services and marketing to producers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil and condensate. As of December 31, 2016, its midstream energy asset network included approximately 11,000 miles of pipelines, 20 natural gas processing plants, seven fractionators, barge and rail terminals, product storage facilities, purchasing and marketing capabilities, brine disposal wells, a crude oil trucking fleet, and equity investments in certain private midstream companies.

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