Antero Midstream GP (NASDAQ: AMGP) and Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE:HLX) are both energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Antero Midstream GP and Helix Energy Solutions Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Antero Midstream GP $39.24 million 90.48 N/A N/A N/A
Helix Energy Solutions Group $544.13 million 1.59 $107.34 million ($0.51) -11.51

Helix Energy Solutions Group has higher revenue and earnings than Antero Midstream GP.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Antero Midstream GP and Helix Energy Solutions Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Antero Midstream GP 0 3 11 1 2.87
Helix Energy Solutions Group 0 1 7 0 2.88

Antero Midstream GP presently has a consensus price target of $26.73, indicating a potential upside of 40.19%. Helix Energy Solutions Group has a consensus price target of $10.50, indicating a potential upside of 78.88%. Given Helix Energy Solutions Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Helix Energy Solutions Group is more favorable than Antero Midstream GP.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.9% of Helix Energy Solutions Group shares are held by institutional investors. 5.7% of Helix Energy Solutions Group shares are held 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.

Profitability

This table compares Antero Midstream GP and Helix Energy Solutions Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Antero Midstream GP N/A -77.88% -46.99%
Helix Energy Solutions Group -12.09% -1.21% -0.71%

Summary

Helix Energy Solutions Group beats Antero Midstream GP on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Antero Midstream GP Company Profile

Antero Midstream GP LP, formerly Antero Resources Midstream Management LLC, owns, operates and develops midstream energy infrastructure. The Company’s segments include gathering and processing and water handling and treatment. The gathering and processing segment consist of long-term, fee-based activities including low-pressure gathering, compression, high-pressure gathering, processing, fractionation, and condensate gathering. The Company’s water handling and treatment segment consists of long-term fee based activities including fresh water delivery used in completion activity, and water handling services. The Company’s assets are located both in the southwestern core of the Marcellus Shale in northwest West Virginia and in the core of the Utica Shale in southern Ohio.

Helix Energy Solutions Group Company Profile

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. is an international offshore energy services company. The Company provides services to the offshore energy industry, with a focus on well intervention and robotics operations. The Company operates in three segments: Well Intervention, Robotics and Production Facilities. Its Well Intervention segment includes the Company’s vessels and equipment used to perform well intervention services primarily in the Gulf of Mexico and North Sea regions. Its Robotics segment includes remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), trenchers and ROVDrills designed to complement offshore construction and well intervention services, and operates chartered ROV support vessels. Its Production Facilities segment includes the Helix Producer I (the HP I), a floating production vessel, the Helix Fast Response System (the HFRS), and its ownership interest in Independence Hub, LLC (Independence Hub).

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