Enable Midstream Partners, (NYSE: ENBL) and Crestwood Midstream Partners (NYSE:CMLP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.


This table compares Enable Midstream Partners, and Crestwood Midstream Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enable Midstream Partners, 15.20% 5.19% 3.43%
Crestwood Midstream Partners -0.22% -1.34% -0.17%


Enable Midstream Partners, pays an annual dividend of $1.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.7%. Crestwood Midstream Partners does not pay a dividend. Enable Midstream Partners, pays out 147.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Enable Midstream Partners, has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

18.0% of Enable Midstream Partners, shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Enable Midstream Partners, and Crestwood Midstream Partners’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Enable Midstream Partners, $2.53 billion 2.49 $846.00 million $0.86 16.97
Crestwood Midstream Partners N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Enable Midstream Partners, has higher revenue and earnings than Crestwood Midstream Partners.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Enable Midstream Partners, and Crestwood Midstream Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enable Midstream Partners, 1 5 3 0 2.22
Crestwood Midstream Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A

Enable Midstream Partners, currently has a consensus target price of $16.75, suggesting a potential upside of 14.80%. Given Enable Midstream Partners,’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Enable Midstream Partners, is more favorable than Crestwood Midstream Partners.


Enable Midstream Partners, beats Crestwood Midstream Partners on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Enable Midstream Partners,

Enable Midstream Partners LP owns, operates and develops midstream energy infrastructure assets strategically located to serve its customers. The Company operates in two business segments: Gathering and Processing, and Transportation and Storage. Its gathering and processing segment primarily provides natural gas and crude oil gathering and natural gas processing services to its producer customers. Its transportation and storage segment provides interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline transportation and storage services primarily to its producer, power plant, Local distribution company (LDC) and industrial end user customers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated natural gas and crude oil gathering and natural gas processing assets in five states. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated interstate and intrastate transportation and storage systems across nine states.

About Crestwood Midstream Partners

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (Crestwood) develops, acquires, owns and operates primarily fee-based assets and operations within the energy midstream sector. The Company has three reporting segments: gathering and processing (G&P), providing natural gas gathering, processing, treating and compression services to producers in multiple unconventional shale plays; storage and transportation, which owns and operates natural gas storage facilities, and NGL and crude services, including crude oil rail terminals, the Arrow gathering system, its fleet of over-the-road crude oil and produced water transportation assets, an NGL storage facility, and US Salt, LLC. It provides infrastructure solutions across the value chain to service liquids-rich and crude oil shale plays across the United States. It owns and operates a portfolio of crude oil and natural gas gathering, processing, storage and transportation assets that connect fundamental energy supply with energy demand across North America.

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