American Midstream Partners, (NYSE: AMID) is one of 38 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare American Midstream Partners, to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Dividends

American Midstream Partners, pays an annual dividend of $1.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.4%. American Midstream Partners, pays out -87.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.0% and pay out 864.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. American Midstream Partners, is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for American Midstream Partners, and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Midstream Partners, 0 2 1 0 2.33
American Midstream Partners, Competitors 361 1706 2124 108 2.46

American Midstream Partners, presently has a consensus target price of $16.33, indicating a potential upside of 13.03%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 9.74%. Given American Midstream Partners,’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe American Midstream Partners, is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares American Midstream Partners, and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Midstream Partners, -10.35% -19.39% -3.16%
American Midstream Partners, Competitors -1.52% 2.05% 1.32%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares American Midstream Partners, and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
American Midstream Partners, $296.02 million $12.92 million -7.65
American Midstream Partners, Competitors $45.68 billion $4.44 billion 23.12

American Midstream Partners,’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than American Midstream Partners,. American Midstream 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.

Risk and Volatility

American Midstream Partners, has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Midstream Partners,’s rivals have a beta of 1.30, suggesting that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

42.2% of American Midstream Partners, shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.4% of American Midstream Partners, shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

American Midstream Partners, rivals beat American Midstream Partners, on 11 of the 14 factors compared.

About American Midstream Partners,

American Midstream Partners, LP owns, operates, develops and acquires a portfolio of midstream energy assets. The Company provides midstream infrastructure that links producers of natural gas, crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), condensate and specialty chemicals to numerous intermediate and end-use markets. Its segments include gathering and processing, transmission and terminals. Through its segments, it is engaged in the business of gathering, treating, processing, and transporting natural gas; gathering, transporting, storing, treating and fractionating NGLs; gathering, storing and transporting crude oil and condensates, and storing specialty chemical products. Its gathering and processing assets are primarily located in the Permian Basin of West Texas; the Cotton Valley/Haynesville Shale of East Texas; the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas; the Bakken Shale of North Dakota, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.

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