NGL ENERGY PARTNERS (NYSE: NGL) is one of 38 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare NGL ENERGY PARTNERS to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares NGL ENERGY PARTNERS and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NGL ENERGY PARTNERS -0.73% -5.00% -1.62%
NGL ENERGY PARTNERS Competitors -1.52% 2.05% 1.32%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

70.2% of NGL ENERGY PARTNERS shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

NGL ENERGY PARTNERS has a beta of 0.64, indicating that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NGL ENERGY PARTNERS’s rivals have a beta of 1.30, indicating that their average stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

NGL ENERGY PARTNERS pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.3%. NGL ENERGY PARTNERS pays out -124.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.1% and pay out 864.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. NGL ENERGY PARTNERS is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NGL ENERGY PARTNERS and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
NGL ENERGY PARTNERS $14.08 billion $282.16 million -9.40
NGL ENERGY PARTNERS Competitors $45.68 billion $4.44 billion 22.99

NGL ENERGY PARTNERS’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than NGL ENERGY PARTNERS. NGL ENERGY PARTNERS is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for NGL ENERGY PARTNERS and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NGL ENERGY PARTNERS 0 2 3 0 2.60
NGL ENERGY PARTNERS Competitors 358 1698 2108 108 2.46

NGL ENERGY PARTNERS presently has a consensus price target of $17.80, indicating a potential upside of 51.49%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 9.59%. Given NGL ENERGY PARTNERS’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe NGL ENERGY PARTNERS is more favorable than its rivals.

About NGL ENERGY PARTNERS

NGL Energy Partners LP owns and operates a vertically integrated energy business. The Company’s segments are crude oil logistics, water solutions, liquids, retail propane, refined products and renewables, and corporate and other. Its crude oil logistics segment includes owned and leased crude oil storage terminals, and owned and leased pipeline injection stations. Its water solutions segment provides services for the treatment and disposal of wastewater generated from crude oil and natural gas production, and for the disposal of solids, such as tank bottoms and drilling fluids. Its liquids segment supplies natural gas liquids to retailers, wholesalers, refiners and petrochemical plants throughout the United States and in Canada. Its retail propane segment consists of the retail marketing, and sale and distribution of propane and distillates, among others. The Company’s refined products and renewables segment is engaged in gasoline, diesel, ethanol and biodiesel marketing operations.

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