Enbridge Energy Management (NYSE: EEQ) is one of 53 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Enbridge Energy Management to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Enbridge Energy Management and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Enbridge Energy Management N/A N/A -184.25
Enbridge Energy Management Competitors $5.63 billion $1.30 billion 37.02

Enbridge Energy Management’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Enbridge Energy Management. Enbridge Energy Management is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Enbridge Energy Management pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.5%. Enbridge Energy Management pays out -1,375.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.5% and pay out 171.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Enbridge Energy Management is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Enbridge Energy Management and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enbridge Energy Management N/A -750.00% -750.00%
Enbridge Energy Management Competitors 16.87% 14.36% 5.47%

Risk & Volatility

Enbridge Energy Management has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enbridge Energy Management’s competitors have a beta of 1.39, indicating that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Enbridge Energy Management and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enbridge Energy Management 0 2 2 0 2.50
Enbridge Energy Management Competitors 382 2066 2471 109 2.46

Enbridge Energy Management presently has a consensus price target of $24.00, suggesting a potential upside of 62.82%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 19.14%. Given Enbridge Energy Management’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Enbridge Energy Management is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

75.1% of Enbridge Energy Management shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Enbridge Energy Management shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Enbridge Energy Management competitors beat Enbridge Energy Management on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Enbridge Energy Management Company Profile

Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. is a limited partner of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (the Partnership). The Company owns i-units, a special class of the Partnership’s limited partner interests. The Company manages the business of the Partnership. The Partnership owns and operates crude oil and liquid petroleum transportation and storage assets, and natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and marketing assets in the United States.

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