Tallgrass Energy Partners, (NYSE: TEP) is one of 53 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Tallgrass Energy Partners, to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Tallgrass Energy Partners, has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tallgrass Energy Partners,’s rivals have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Tallgrass Energy Partners, $614.20 million $351.11 million 20.60
Tallgrass Energy Partners, Competitors $5.66 billion $1.31 billion 36.46

Tallgrass Energy Partners,’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Tallgrass Energy Partners,. Tallgrass 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tallgrass Energy Partners, 46.63% 20.47% 9.01%
Tallgrass Energy Partners, Competitors 17.42% 14.24% 5.50%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Tallgrass Energy Partners, and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tallgrass Energy Partners, 0 4 5 0 2.56
Tallgrass Energy Partners, Competitors 283 1771 2360 85 2.50

Tallgrass Energy Partners, currently has a consensus price target of $60.00, suggesting a potential upside of 30.63%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 22.40%. Given Tallgrass Energy Partners,’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Tallgrass Energy Partners, is more favorable than its rivals.

Dividends

Tallgrass Energy Partners, pays an annual dividend of $3.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.1%. Tallgrass Energy Partners, pays out 165.9% 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 6.7% and pay out 172.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Tallgrass Energy Partners, has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Tallgrass Energy Partners, is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.1% of Tallgrass Energy Partners, 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Tallgrass Energy Partners, beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Tallgrass Energy Partners, Company Profile

Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP owns, operates, acquires and develops midstream energy assets in North America. The Company operates through three segments: Crude Oil Transportation & Logistics, Natural Gas Transportation & Logistics and Processing & Logistics. The Crude Oil Transportation & Logistics segment includes the ownership and operation of a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) crude oil pipeline system, and crude oil storage and terminaling facilities. The Natural Gas Transportation & Logistics segment is engaged in the ownership and operation of FERC regulated interstate natural gas pipelines and integrated natural gas storage facilities. The Processing & Logistics segment is engaged in the ownership and operation of natural gas processing, treating and fractionation facilities; the provision of water business services primarily to the oil and gas exploration and production industry, and the transportation of natural gas liquids (NGLs).

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