Tallgrass Energy GP, (NYSE: TEGP) and VTTI Energy Partners (NYSE:VTTI) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Tallgrass Energy GP, pays an annual dividend of $1.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. VTTI Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. Tallgrass Energy GP, pays out 201.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Tallgrass Energy GP, has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Tallgrass Energy GP, has a beta of 2.16, indicating that its share price is 116% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VTTI Energy Partners has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Tallgrass Energy GP, and VTTI Energy Partners’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tallgrass Energy GP, $614.20 million 2.47 $349.34 million $0.68 38.38
VTTI Energy Partners $317.00 million 2.85 $205.45 million N/A N/A

Tallgrass Energy GP, has higher revenue and earnings than VTTI Energy Partners.

Profitability

This table compares Tallgrass Energy GP, and VTTI Energy Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tallgrass Energy GP, 5.91% 2.01% 0.96%
VTTI Energy Partners 11.04% 14.27% 5.82%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Tallgrass Energy GP, and VTTI Energy Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tallgrass Energy GP, 1 5 3 0 2.22
VTTI Energy Partners 0 3 0 0 2.00

Tallgrass Energy GP, currently has a consensus target price of $30.00, suggesting a potential upside of 14.94%. VTTI Energy Partners has a consensus target price of $19.50, suggesting a potential upside of 0.78%. Given Tallgrass Energy GP,’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Tallgrass Energy GP, is more favorable than VTTI Energy Partners.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.7% of Tallgrass Energy GP, shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.5% of VTTI Energy Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Tallgrass Energy GP, beats VTTI Energy Partners on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Tallgrass Energy GP, Company Profile

Tallgrass Energy GP, LP is a limited partnership company, which includes the operations of Tallgrass Equity, LLC (Tallgrass Equity), Tallgrass MLP GP, LLC, Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (TEP), and TEP’s subsidiaries. TEP owns, operates, acquires and develops midstream energy assets in North America. TEP’s segments include Crude Oil Transportation & Logistics, which is engaged in the ownership and operation of a crude oil pipeline system, and crude oil storage and terminaling facilities; Natural Gas Transportation & Logistics, which is engaged in the ownership and operation of interstate natural gas pipelines and integrated natural gas storage facilities; Processing & Logistics, which is engaged in the ownership and operation of natural gas processing, treating and fractionation facilities, and the provision of water business services to the oil and gas exploration and production industry, and Corporate and Other.

VTTI Energy Partners Company Profile

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.

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