Plains Group Holdings, L.P. (NYSE: PAGP) is one of 53 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Plains Group Holdings, L.P. to similar businesses based off the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Plains Group Holdings, L.P. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Plains Group Holdings, L.P. 0.34% 0.69% 0.30%
Plains Group Holdings, L.P. Competitors 17.45% 14.21% 5.55%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

83.2% of Plains Group Holdings, L.P. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 39.9% of Plains Group Holdings, L.P. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Plains Group Holdings, L.P. has a beta of 1.51, suggesting that its share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Plains Group Holdings, L.P.’s peers have a beta of 1.39, suggesting that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Plains Group Holdings, L.P. and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Plains Group Holdings, L.P. 0 9 9 0 2.50
Plains Group Holdings, L.P. Competitors 379 2057 2461 109 2.46

Plains Group Holdings, L.P. presently has a consensus price target of $27.50, suggesting a potential upside of 21.79%. All “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 21.26%. Given Plains Group Holdings, L.P.’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Plains Group Holdings, L.P. is more favorable than its peers.

Dividends

Plains Group Holdings, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.7%. Plains Group Holdings, L.P. pays out 333.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.6% and pay out 172.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Plains Group Holdings, L.P. has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Plains Group Holdings, L.P. and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Plains Group Holdings, L.P. $23.87 billion $1.92 billion 34.23
Plains Group Holdings, L.P. Competitors $5.61 billion $1.30 billion 36.37

Plains Group Holdings, L.P. has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Plains Group Holdings, L.P. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Plains Group Holdings, L.P. beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Plains Group Holdings, L.P.

Plains GP Holdings, L.P. owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and provides logistics services for crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), natural gas and refined products. The Company operates through three segments: Transportation, Facilities, and Supply and Logistics. Through its three business segments, the Company is engaged in the transportation, storage, terminaling and marketing of crude oil, NGL and natural gas. The Transportation segment operations consist of fee-based activities associated with transporting crude oil and NGL on pipelines, gathering systems, trucks and barges. The Facilities segment operations consist of fee-based activities associated with providing storage, terminaling and throughput services for crude oil, refined products, NGL and natural gas, as well as NGL fractionation and isomerization services and natural gas and condensate processing services. The Supply and Logistics segment operations consist of the merchant-related activities.

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