EQT GP Holdings, (NYSE: EQGP) and Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B (NYSE:TGS) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitabiliy, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Dividends

EQT GP Holdings, pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B does not pay a dividend. EQT GP Holdings, pays out 94.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for EQT GP Holdings, and Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EQT GP Holdings, 0 3 4 0 2.57
Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B 0 0 0 0 N/A

EQT GP Holdings, currently has a consensus price target of $31.17, indicating a potential upside of 11.51%. Given EQT GP Holdings,’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe EQT GP Holdings, is more favorable than Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares EQT GP Holdings, and Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EQT GP Holdings, $774.18 million 9.61 $620.07 million $0.89 31.40
Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B $495.78 million 5.16 $196.79 million $0.69 23.35

EQT GP Holdings, has higher revenue and earnings than Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B. Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than EQT GP Holdings,, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares EQT GP Holdings, and Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EQT GP Holdings, 30.65% 11.72% 7.66%
Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B 19.22% 67.81% 19.29%

Risk and Volatility

EQT GP Holdings, has a beta of 1.31, indicating that its share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B has a beta of 1.11, indicating that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

10.9% of EQT GP Holdings, shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.0% of Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

EQT GP Holdings, beats Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

EQT GP Holdings, Company Profile

EQT GP Holdings, LP (EQGP) is a limited partnership company and subsidiary of EQT Gathering Holdings, LLC (EQT Gathering Holdings). The Company was formed to own EQT Corporation’s (EQT’s) partnership interests in EQT Midstream Partners, LP (EQM), a limited partnership formed by EQT to own, operate, acquire and develop midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin. Its segments include Gathering, and Transmission. The Gathering segment primarily includes high pressure gathering lines and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-regulated low pressure gathering system. The Transmission segment includes EQM’s FERC-regulated interstate pipeline and storage business. EQGP has no independent operations. It has partnership interests in EQM. As of December 31, 2016, EQM provided midstream services to EQT and various third parties across 24 counties in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio through its two primary assets: the gathering system, and the transmission and storage system.

Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B Company Profile

Transportadora de Gas del Sur S.A. is engaged in the transportation of natural gas and production and commercialization of natural gas liquids (Liquids). The Company operates through four segments: Natural Gas Transportation Services, Liquids Production and Commercialization, Other Services and Telecommunications. The Company’s pipeline system connects gas fields in southern and western Argentina with gas distributors and industries in those areas and in the greater Buenos Aires area. It also provides midstream services, which consist of gas treatment, removal of impurities from the natural gas stream, gas compression, wellhead gas gathering and pipeline construction, operation and maintenance services. The Company transports gas through approximately 5,675 miles of pipeline, of which it owns 4,745 miles. It operates the remaining 930 miles, which are owned by the Gas Trusts.

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