World Point Terminals (NYSE: WPT) and SemGroup Corp (NASDAQ:SEMG) are both energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and profitabiliy.


World Point Terminals pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. SemGroup Corp does not pay a dividend. World Point Terminals pays out 116.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.


This table compares World Point Terminals and SemGroup Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
World Point Terminals 37.15% 19.57% 18.37%
SemGroup Corp -2.25% -2.88% -1.32%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for World Point Terminals and SemGroup Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
World Point Terminals 0 2 0 0 2.00
SemGroup Corp 0 4 2 0 2.33

World Point Terminals currently has a consensus price target of $17.00, indicating a potential downside of 1.68%. SemGroup Corp has a consensus price target of $34.00, indicating a potential upside of 33.33%. Given SemGroup Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe SemGroup Corp is more favorable than World Point Terminals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

13.2% of World Point Terminals shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares World Point Terminals and SemGroup Corp’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
World Point Terminals N/A N/A N/A $1.03 16.79
SemGroup Corp $1.47 billion 1.15 $149.45 million N/A N/A

SemGroup Corp has higher revenue and earnings than World Point Terminals.

About World Point Terminals

World Point Terminals, LP owns, operates, develops and acquires liquid bulk storage terminals and other assets relating to the storage of petroleum products, including light refined products, heavy refined products and crude oil. The Company operates fee-based facilities located along the East Coast, Gulf Coast and Midwest regions of the United States. As of December 31, 2016, through its subsidiary, Center Point Terminal Company, LLC (Center Point), the Company owned and operated 15.6 million barrels of tankage at terminals, which are located in the East Coast, Gulf Coast and Midwest regions of the United States. The Company’s terminal facilities are located on waterways, providing ship or barge access for the movement of petroleum products, and have truck racks with loading logistics. Its terminal facilities also have rail or pipeline access.

About SemGroup Corp

SemGroup Corporation is a provider of gathering, transportation, storage, distribution, marketing and other midstream services to producers, refiners of petroleum products and other market participants located in the Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States and Canada. The Company’s segments include Crude Transportation, which operates crude oil pipelines and truck transportation businesses in the United States; Crude Facilities, which operates crude oil storage and terminal businesses in the United States; Crude Supply and Logistics, which operates a crude oil marketing business; SemGas, which provides natural gas gathering and processing services; SemCAMS, which operates natural gas processing and gathering facilities in Alberta, Canada; SemLogistics, which owns petroleum products storage facility in the United Kingdom, and SemMexico, which provides liquid asphalt cement products and product application services to the Mexican market, and Corporate and Other.

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