Penntex Midstream Partners (PTXP) vs. Its Rivals Critical Analysis
Penntex Midstream Partners (NASDAQ: PTXP) is one of 53 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Penntex Midstream Partners to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Penntex Midstream Partners and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Penntex Midstream Partners||0||6||1||0||2.14|
|Penntex Midstream Partners Competitors||269||1733||2326||83||2.50|
Penntex Midstream Partners presently has a consensus target price of $19.17, suggesting a potential downside of 4.12%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 17.94%. Given Penntex Midstream Partners’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Penntex Midstream Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Risk & Volatility
Penntex Midstream Partners has a beta of 1, suggesting that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Penntex Midstream Partners’ peers have a beta of 1.39, suggesting that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Penntex Midstream Partners and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Penntex Midstream Partners||34.54%||11.00%||5.81%|
|Penntex Midstream Partners Competitors||17.34%||14.24%||5.50%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
55.0% of Penntex Midstream Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Penntex Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. Penntex Midstream Partners pays out 472.0% 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. Penntex Midstream Partners lags its peers as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Penntex Midstream Partners and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Penntex Midstream Partners||N/A||N/A||79.96|
|Penntex Midstream Partners Competitors||$5.66 billion||$1.31 billion||38.45|
Penntex Midstream Partners’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Penntex Midstream Partners. Penntex Midstream 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.
Penntex Midstream Partners peers beat Penntex Midstream Partners on 11 of the 13 factors compared.
About Penntex Midstream Partners
PennTex Midstream Partners, LP, focuses on owning, operating, acquiring and developing midstream energy infrastructure assets in North America. The Company owns and operates midstream gathering, processing and transportation assets in northern Louisiana. The Company provides natural gas gathering and processing and residue gas and natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation services to producers focused on the Cotton Valley formation in northern Louisiana. The Company’s assets primarily consisted of natural gas gathering pipeline, two 200 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) design-capacity cryogenic natural gas processing plants, and residue gas and NGL transportation pipelines, as of December 31, 2016. In addition to providing midstream services to its primary customer with its existing assets, the Company pursues other opportunities for organic development and growth as producers in its region continue to develop their acreage.
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