Genesis Energy, L.P. (NYSE: GEL) 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 Genesis Energy, L.P. to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.5% of Genesis Energy, L.P. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Genesis Energy, L.P. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Genesis Energy, L.P. and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Genesis Energy, L.P. $1.71 billion $416.75 million 26.79
Genesis Energy, L.P. Competitors $5.66 billion $1.31 billion 38.45

Genesis Energy, L.P.’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Genesis Energy, L.P.. Genesis Energy, 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 Genesis Energy, L.P. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Genesis Energy, L.P. 6.73% 5.32% 2.03%
Genesis Energy, L.P. Competitors 17.47% 14.29% 5.55%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Genesis Energy, L.P. and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Genesis Energy, L.P. 1 5 3 0 2.22
Genesis Energy, L.P. Competitors 269 1731 2326 83 2.50

Genesis Energy, L.P. presently has a consensus target price of $36.88, suggesting a potential upside of 40.48%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 16.91%. Given Genesis Energy, L.P.’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Genesis Energy, L.P. is more favorable than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

Genesis Energy, L.P. has a beta of 1.2, meaning that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Genesis Energy, L.P.’s peers have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Genesis Energy, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $2.89 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.0%. Genesis Energy, L.P. pays out 294.9% 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 Transportation Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.4% and pay out 172.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Genesis Energy, L.P. has raised its dividend for 12 consecutive years.

Summary

Genesis Energy, L.P. peers beat Genesis Energy, L.P. on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

Genesis Energy, L.P. Company Profile

Genesis Energy L.P. is a limited partnership focused on the midstream segment of the oil and gas industry. The Company operates through four segments: Offshore Pipeline Transportation, Refinery Services, Marine Transportation, and Supply and Logistics. The Offshore Pipeline Transportation segment is engaged in the offshore transportation of crude oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico. The Refinery Services segment is involved in the processing of high sulfur (or sour) gas streams as part of refining operations to remove the sulfur and selling the related by-product, sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS). The Marine Transportation segment provides waterborne transportation of petroleum products and crude oil throughout North America. The Supply and Logistics segment is engaged in terminaling, blending, storing, marketing, and transporting crude oil and petroleum products (fuel oil, asphalt and other heavy refined products) and carbon dioxide.

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