GasLog LP. (NYSE: GLOG) and Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Dividends

GasLog LP. pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Dynagas LNG Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.69 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.0%. GasLog LP. pays out -800.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Dynagas LNG Partners pays out 107.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Risk & Volatility

GasLog LP. has a beta of 1.27, indicating that its stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dynagas LNG Partners has a beta of 1.1, indicating that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for GasLog LP. and Dynagas LNG Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GasLog LP. 0 1 6 0 2.86
Dynagas LNG Partners 0 3 3 0 2.50

GasLog LP. presently has a consensus price target of $19.14, indicating a potential upside of 20.40%. Dynagas LNG Partners has a consensus price target of $16.25, indicating a potential upside of 15.25%. Given GasLog LP.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe GasLog LP. is more favorable than Dynagas LNG Partners.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares GasLog LP. and Dynagas LNG Partners’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GasLog LP. $505.42 million 2.54 $340.58 million ($0.07) -227.14
Dynagas LNG Partners $166.20 million 3.01 $128.29 million $1.58 8.92

GasLog LP. has higher revenue and earnings than Dynagas LNG Partners. GasLog LP. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Dynagas LNG Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares GasLog LP. and Dynagas LNG Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GasLog LP. 0.70% 0.50% 0.17%
Dynagas LNG Partners 37.68% 23.74% 6.28%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

48.6% of GasLog LP. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.0% of Dynagas LNG Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

GasLog LP. beats Dynagas LNG Partners on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About GasLog LP.

GasLog Ltd. is an international owner, operator and manager of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. The Company provides support to international energy companies as part of their LNG logistics chain. The Company’s owned consolidated fleet consists of 27 LNG carriers, including 22 ships in operation and five LNG carriers on order. The Company also had four LNG carriers operating under its technical management for third parties. GasLog Partners LP, a master limited partnership formed by the Company, owned a further of approximately 10 LNG carriers. Its on the water fleet includes Methane Lydon Volney, GasLog Savannah, GasLog Savannah, GasLog Chelsea, GasLog Skagen, Solaris and GasLog Saratoga. Its new builds vessels include Hull No. 2130, Hull No. 2800 and Hull No. 2801. Its GasLog Partners Fleet includes GasLog Seattle, GasLog Shanghai, GasLog Santiago, GasLog Sydney and Methane Jane Elizabeth. Its managed fleet includes Methane Julia Louise and Methane Nile Eagle.

About Dynagas LNG Partners

Dynagas LNG Partners LP is a limited partnership, which focuses on owning and operating liquid natural gas (LNG) carriers. The Company’s vessels are employed on multi-year time charters with international energy companies. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated a fleet of six LNG carriers, consisting of the three LNG carriers in its Initial Fleet, the Clean Energy, the Ob River and the Amur River, and three 2013-built Ice Class LNG carriers that the Company acquired from its Sponsor the Arctic Aurora, the Yenisei River, and the Lena River (collectively referred as its Fleet). The vessels in its Fleet have an average age of 6.6 years and are contracted under multi-year charters with Shell, Gazprom, Statoil and Yamal with an average remaining charter term, as of March 17, 2017, of approximately 10.6 years, including the charter agreements relating to the Yenisei River and the Lena River with Yamal. The Company’s Fleet is managed by its manager, Dynagas Ltd.

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