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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Enable Midstream Partners, and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Enable Midstream Partners, $2.53 billion $846.00 million 17.64
Enable Midstream Partners, Competitors $5.66 billion $1.31 billion 35.53

Enable Midstream Partners,’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Enable Midstream Partners,. Enable Midstream Partners, is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enable Midstream Partners, 15.20% 5.19% 3.43%
Enable Midstream Partners, Competitors 17.34% 14.21% 5.49%

Volatility and Risk

Enable Midstream Partners, has a beta of 1.98, meaning that its stock price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enable Midstream Partners,’s peers have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Enable Midstream Partners, pays an annual dividend of $1.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.4%. Enable Midstream Partners, pays out 147.7% 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 6.8% and pay out 171.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Enable Midstream Partners, has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Enable Midstream Partners, is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Enable Midstream Partners, and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enable Midstream Partners, 1 4 3 0 2.25
Enable Midstream Partners, Competitors 288 1775 2370 85 2.50

Enable Midstream Partners, presently has a consensus target price of $17.05, suggesting a potential upside of 12.39%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 24.16%. Given Enable Midstream Partners,’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Enable Midstream Partners, has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

18.0% of Enable Midstream Partners, shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Enable Midstream Partners, peers beat Enable Midstream Partners, on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

About Enable Midstream Partners,

Enable Midstream Partners LP owns, operates and develops midstream energy infrastructure assets strategically located to serve its customers. The Company operates in two business segments: Gathering and Processing, and Transportation and Storage. Its gathering and processing segment primarily provides natural gas and crude oil gathering and natural gas processing services to its producer customers. Its transportation and storage segment provides interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline transportation and storage services primarily to its producer, power plant, Local distribution company (LDC) and industrial end user customers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated natural gas and crude oil gathering and natural gas processing assets in five states. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated interstate and intrastate transportation and storage systems across nine states.

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