VTTI Energy Partners (NYSE: VTTI) and EnLink Midstream Partners, (NYSE:ENLK) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

VTTI Energy Partners has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EnLink Midstream Partners, has a beta of 2.05, indicating that its share price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

VTTI Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. EnLink Midstream Partners, pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.7%. EnLink Midstream Partners, pays out -650.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. VTTI Energy Partners has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years and EnLink Midstream Partners, has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for VTTI Energy Partners and EnLink Midstream Partners,, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
VTTI Energy Partners 0 3 0 0 2.00
EnLink Midstream Partners, 0 4 3 0 2.43

VTTI Energy Partners presently has a consensus target price of $19.50, suggesting a potential upside of 0.78%. EnLink Midstream Partners, has a consensus target price of $18.71, suggesting a potential upside of 16.75%. Given EnLink Midstream Partners,’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe EnLink Midstream Partners, is more favorable than VTTI Energy Partners.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares VTTI Energy Partners and EnLink Midstream Partners,’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
VTTI Energy Partners $317.00 million 2.85 $205.45 million N/A N/A
EnLink Midstream Partners, $4.92 billion 1.13 $754.70 million ($0.24) -66.79

EnLink Midstream Partners, has higher revenue and earnings than VTTI Energy Partners.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

74.5% of VTTI Energy Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.7% of EnLink Midstream Partners, shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of EnLink Midstream Partners, shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares VTTI Energy Partners and EnLink Midstream Partners,’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
VTTI Energy Partners 11.04% 14.27% 5.82%
EnLink Midstream Partners, 0.67% 1.05% 0.44%

Summary

EnLink Midstream Partners, beats VTTI Energy Partners on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About VTTI Energy Partners

VTTI Energy Partners LP provides terminaling services for third party companies engaged in the production, processing, distribution and marketing of refined petroleum products and crude oil. The Company operates through the segment of energy storage terminaling business. Its assets consist of approximately 42.6% interest in VTTI MLP B.V., which owns a portfolio of over six terminals with over 400 tanks and approximately 35.7 million barrels of refined petroleum product and crude oil storage capacity located in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Its terminals are located in international supply and demand centers for refined petroleum products and crude oil and provide midstream infrastructure services to its customers at these international market hubs. It provides storage and terminaling services for energy industry participants, including marketing companies, integrated oil companies, national oil companies, distributors, and chemical and petrochemical companies.

About EnLink Midstream Partners,

EnLink Midstream Partners, LP is a midstream company. The Company’s business activities are conducted through its subsidiary, EnLink Midstream Operating, LP (the Operating Partnership) and the subsidiaries of the Operating Partnership. The Company operates through five segments: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Crude and Condensate, and Corporate. The Company focuses on providing midstream energy services, including gathering, processing, transmission, fractionation, storage, condensate stabilization, brine services and marketing to producers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil and condensate. As of December 31, 2016, its midstream energy asset network included approximately 11,000 miles of pipelines, 20 natural gas processing plants, seven fractionators, barge and rail terminals, product storage facilities, purchasing and marketing capabilities, brine disposal wells, a crude oil trucking fleet, and equity investments in certain private midstream companies.

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