SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SXCP) is one of 28 public companies in the “Steel” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

15.7% of SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.0% of shares of all “Steel” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.6% of shares of all “Steel” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. 0 0 0 0 N/A
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. Competitors 290 844 961 29 2.34

As a group, “Steel” companies have a potential upside of 3.64%. Given SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. $800.00 million $218.50 million -9.55
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. Competitors $7.78 billion $1.01 billion 35.06

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.. SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $2.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.3%. SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. pays out -127.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Steel” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 60.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Volatility and Risk

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. has a beta of 1.31, meaning that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.’s competitors have a beta of 1.37, meaning that their average stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. -9.52% 14.02% 5.44%
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. Competitors -984.09% 4.99% 4.39%

Summary

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. competitors beat SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. Company Profile

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. is engaged in the production of coke used in the blast furnace production of steel. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned a 98% interest in Haverhill Coke Company LLC (Haverhill), Middletown Coke Company, LLC (Middletown), and Gateway Energy and Coke Company, LLC (Granite City). The Company’s segments include Domestic Coke, which consists of the Haverhill, Middletown and Granite City cokemaking and heat recovery operations located in Franklin Furnace, Ohio; Middletown, Ohio, and Granite City, Illinois, respectively, and Coal Logistics, which consists of the Company’s Convent Marine Terminal, Kanawha River Terminals, LLC and SunCoke Lake Terminal, LLC (Lake Terminal) coal handling and/or mixing service operations in Convent, Louisiana; Ceredo and Belle, West Virginia, and East Chicago, Indiana, respectively. It also provides coal handling and/or mixing services at its Coal Logistics terminals to steel, coke, electric utility and coal mining customers.

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