GasLog Partners (NYSE: GLOP) and Dominion Midstream Partners, (NYSE:DM) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for GasLog Partners and Dominion Midstream Partners,, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GasLog Partners 0 1 6 0 2.86
Dominion Midstream Partners, 0 2 8 0 2.80

GasLog Partners currently has a consensus price target of $25.60, indicating a potential upside of 5.57%. Dominion Midstream Partners, has a consensus price target of $34.13, indicating a potential upside of 21.01%. Given Dominion Midstream Partners,’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Dominion Midstream Partners, is more favorable than GasLog Partners.

Profitability

This table compares GasLog Partners and Dominion Midstream Partners,’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GasLog Partners 35.19% 11.77% 5.30%
Dominion Midstream Partners, 20.43% 1.98% 1.59%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

58.8% of GasLog Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.3% of Dominion Midstream Partners, shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.2% of Dominion Midstream Partners, shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

GasLog Partners pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.2%. Dominion Midstream Partners, pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. GasLog Partners pays out 90.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Dominion Midstream Partners, pays out 82.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. GasLog Partners has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years. GasLog Partners is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares GasLog Partners and Dominion Midstream Partners,’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GasLog Partners $229.60 million 4.12 $168.28 million $2.22 10.92
Dominion Midstream Partners, $488.50 million 5.73 $296.50 million $1.33 21.20

Dominion Midstream Partners, has higher revenue and earnings than GasLog Partners. GasLog 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.

Volatility and Risk

GasLog Partners has a beta of 1.64, suggesting that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dominion Midstream Partners, has a beta of 1.69, suggesting that its share price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Dominion Midstream Partners, beats GasLog Partners on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Dominion Midstream Partners, Company Profile

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.

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