Baker Hughes A GE (NYSE: BHI) and Antero Midstream GP (NASDAQ:AMGP) are both energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Baker Hughes A GE and Antero Midstream GP’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Baker Hughes A GE -7.45% -5.80% -3.84%
Antero Midstream GP N/A -77.88% -46.99%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Baker Hughes A GE and Antero Midstream GP’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Baker Hughes A GE N/A N/A N/A ($4.36) -12.50
Antero Midstream GP $39.24 million 87.35 N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Baker Hughes A GE and Antero Midstream GP, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Baker Hughes A GE 1 13 12 0 2.42
Antero Midstream GP 0 4 11 1 2.81

Baker Hughes A GE presently has a consensus target price of $61.50, suggesting a potential upside of 12.82%. Antero Midstream GP has a consensus target price of $26.25, suggesting a potential upside of 42.59%. Given Antero Midstream GP’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Antero Midstream GP is more favorable than Baker Hughes A GE.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.3% of Baker Hughes A GE shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Baker Hughes A GE shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Baker Hughes A GE pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Antero Midstream GP does not pay a dividend. Baker Hughes A GE pays out -15.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Baker Hughes A GE beats Antero Midstream GP on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Baker Hughes A GE Company Profile

Baker Hughes, a GE Company is an oil and gas company. The Company is a provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. The Company’s products and services include upstream, midstream, downstream, industrial and digital. The Company’s upstream, which includes evaluation, drilling, completions and production. Midstream enables the power and compression efficiency for LNG and pipeline and storage. Downstream builds reliability and safety into process operations that includes refining and petrochemical and fertilizer solutions. The company’s industrial solutions offers power generation, to advanced control systems and sensing technology that power industrial facilities. Digital transformation integrates data on an open platform with security and scale. The digital transformation enables field services with real-time insights. The Company’s technology delivers capacities in smaller footprints.

Antero Midstream GP Company Profile

Antero Midstream GP LP, formerly Antero Resources Midstream Management LLC, owns, operates and develops midstream energy infrastructure. The Company’s segments include gathering and processing and water handling and treatment. The gathering and processing segment consist of long-term, fee-based activities including low-pressure gathering, compression, high-pressure gathering, processing, fractionation, and condensate gathering. The Company’s water handling and treatment segment consists of long-term fee based activities including fresh water delivery used in completion activity, and water handling services. The Company’s assets are located both in the southwestern core of the Marcellus Shale in northwest West Virginia and in the core of the Utica Shale in southern Ohio.

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