PBF Logistics (NYSE: PBFX) is one of 53 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare PBF Logistics to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PBF Logistics and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
PBF Logistics $232.93 million $156.03 million 9.81
PBF Logistics Competitors $5.66 billion $1.31 billion 38.61

PBF Logistics’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than PBF Logistics. PBF Logistics 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.

Volatility and Risk

PBF Logistics has a beta of 1.3, meaning that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PBF Logistics’ rivals have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares PBF Logistics and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PBF Logistics 39.25% 62.40% 12.25%
PBF Logistics Competitors 17.34% 14.24% 5.50%

Dividends

PBF Logistics pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.1%. PBF Logistics pays out 89.1% 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. PBF Logistics has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years. PBF Logistics is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for PBF Logistics and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PBF Logistics 0 1 0 0 2.00
PBF Logistics Competitors 270 1737 2327 84 2.50

PBF Logistics currently has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 15.94%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 17.47%. Given PBF Logistics’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe PBF Logistics has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

42.5% of PBF Logistics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

PBF Logistics rivals beat PBF Logistics on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

PBF Logistics Company Profile

PBF Logistics LP owns or leases, operates, develops and acquires crude oil and refined petroleum products terminals, pipelines, storage facilities and similar logistics assets. The Company operates through two segments: Transportation and Terminaling, and Storage. The Transportation and Terminaling segment consists of various assets, including Delaware City Rail Unloading Terminal (DCR Rail Terminal), Toledo Truck Unloading Terminal (Toledo Truck Terminal), Delaware City West Heavy Unloading Rack (the DCR West Rack), East Coast Terminals and Torrance Valley Pipeline. The Storage Segment includes the Toledo Storage Facility, excluding the propane truck loading facility. The storage facility at its Toledo Storage Facility consisted of 30 tanks for storing crude oil, refined products and intermediates, as of December 31, 2016. PBF Logistics GP LLC (PBF GP) is its general partner. PBF GP is owned by PBF Energy Company LLC (PBF LLC).

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