Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings (NYSE: CQH) and Hess Midstream Partners (NASDAQ:HESM) are both energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings and Hess Midstream Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings 0 3 0 0 2.00
Hess Midstream Partners 0 1 4 0 2.80

Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $27.50, suggesting a potential upside of 8.87%. Hess Midstream Partners has a consensus target price of $28.80, suggesting a potential upside of 46.42%. Given Hess Midstream Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hess Midstream Partners is more favorable than Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings.

Profitability

This table compares Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings and Hess Midstream Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings 88.04% 16,861.22% 3,028.20%
Hess Midstream Partners 49.24% N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings and Hess Midstream Partners’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings $20.34 million 287.74 N/A N/A N/A
Hess Midstream Partners $540.50 million 1.99 $357.80 million N/A N/A

Hess Midstream Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings.

Summary

Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings beats Hess Midstream Partners on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings Company Profile

Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC (Cheniere Holdings) is a limited liability company. The Company’s business consists of owning and holding Cheniere Energy Patners, L.P. (Cheniere Partners) limited partner common units, Class B units and subordinated units (collectively, the Cheniere Partners units), along with cash or other property that it receives as distributions in respect of such units. Cheniere Partners is developing, constructing and operating natural gas liquefaction facilities at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, on the Sabine-Neches Waterway less than four miles from the Gulf Coast adjacent to the existing regasification facilities through its subsidiary, Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC (SPL). Cheniere Partners owns and operates the liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification facilities at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal through its subsidiary, Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. (SPLNG).

Hess Midstream Partners Company Profile

Hess Midstream Partners LP is a fee-based, traditional master limited partnership formed to own, operate, develop and acquire a set of midstream assets to provide services to Hess and third-party crude oil and natural gas producers. The Company’s assets are primarily located in the Bakken and Three Forks shale plays in the Williston Basin area of North Dakota (collectively referred as the Bakken). It operates its business through three segments: gathering; processing and storage; and terminaling and export. The Company’s gathering business consisted of its 20% controlling economic interest in Gathering Opco, which owns North Dakota natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil gathering systems. The Company’s processing and storage business consisted of its 20% controlling economic interest in the Tioga Gas Plant and its 100% interest in the Mentor Storage Terminal. The Company’s terminaling and export business consisted of its 20% controlling economic interest in Logistics Opco.

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