Arc Logistic Partners (NYSE: ARCX) is one of 39 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Arc Logistic Partners to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

40.6% of Arc Logistic Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Arc Logistic Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.5%. Arc Logistic Partners pays out 247.9% 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 Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.0% and pay out 638.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Arc Logistic Partners has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Arc Logistic Partners is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Risk and Volatility

Arc Logistic Partners has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Arc Logistic Partners’ peers have a beta of 1.26, suggesting that their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Arc Logistic Partners and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Arc Logistic Partners 0 3 1 0 2.25
Arc Logistic Partners Competitors 448 1950 2269 133 2.43

Arc Logistic Partners currently has a consensus target price of $18.33, suggesting a potential upside of 9.78%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 15.04%. Given Arc Logistic Partners’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Arc Logistic Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Arc Logistic Partners and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Arc Logistic Partners 13.28% 4.10% 2.31%
Arc Logistic Partners Competitors -0.94% 2.37% 1.45%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Arc Logistic Partners and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Arc Logistic Partners $105.58 million $53.34 million 23.52
Arc Logistic Partners Competitors $44.25 billion $4.32 billion 21.64

Arc Logistic Partners’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Arc Logistic Partners. Arc Logistic Partners is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Arc Logistic Partners peers beat Arc Logistic Partners on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Arc Logistic Partners Company Profile

Arc Logistics Partners LP owns, operates, develops and acquires a portfolio of energy logistics assets. The Company is engaged in the terminaling, storage, throughput and transloading of crude oil and petroleum products. The Company is focused on growing its business through the optimization, organic development and acquisition of terminaling, storage, rail, pipeline and other energy logistics assets. As of March 6, 2017, the Company’s energy logistics assets were located in the East Coast, Gulf Coast, Midwest, Rocky Mountains and West Coast regions of the United States and supplied a group of third-party customers, including oil companies, independent refiners, crude oil and petroleum product marketers, distributors and various industrial manufacturers. As of December 31, 2016, its assets consisted of 21 terminals in 12 states; four rail transloading facilities, and the liquefied natural gas (LNG) Interest in connection with the LNG Facility.

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