Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD) is one of 53 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Enterprise Products Partners L.P. to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enterprise Products Partners 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 Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. 0 0 14 0 3.00
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. Competitors 380 2062 2465 109 2.46

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. currently has a consensus price target of $31.50, indicating a potential upside of 20.64%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 19.11%. Given Enterprise Products Partners L.P.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is more favorable than its peers.

Dividends

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.4%. Enterprise Products Partners L.P. pays out 132.3% 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 6.5% and pay out 172.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has increased its dividend for 18 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

37.9% of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 37.5% of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by company 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. $26.33 billion $5.06 billion 20.56
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. Competitors $5.63 billion $1.30 billion 37.75

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

Profitability

This table compares Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. 10.28% 12.04% 5.25%
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. Competitors 17.00% 14.41% 5.51%

Summary

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. peers beat Enterprise Products Partners L.P. on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Enterprise Products Partners L.P.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (Enterprise) is a provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil, petrochemicals and refined products in North America. The Company’s segments include NGL Pipelines & Services; Crude Oil Pipelines & Services; Natural Gas Pipelines & Services, and Petrochemical & Refined Products Services. The Company’s midstream energy operations include natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and storage; NGL transportation, fractionation, storage, and import and export terminals, including liquefied petroleum gas (LPG); crude oil gathering, transportation, storage and terminals; petrochemical and refined products transportation, storage, export and import terminals, and related services, and a marine transportation business that operates primarily on the United States inland and Intracoastal Waterway systems.

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