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

Dividends

EnLink Midstream Partners, pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.8%. EnLink Midstream Partners, pays out -650.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. 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. EnLink Midstream Partners, has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years. EnLink Midstream Partners, is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EnLink Midstream Partners, 0.67% 1.13% 0.47%
EnLink Midstream Partners, Competitors 17.34% 14.21% 5.49%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for EnLink Midstream Partners, and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EnLink Midstream Partners, 0 4 3 0 2.43
EnLink Midstream Partners, Competitors 288 1775 2370 85 2.50

EnLink Midstream Partners, presently has a consensus price target of $18.17, indicating a potential upside of 14.47%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 24.14%. Given EnLink Midstream Partners,’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe EnLink Midstream Partners, has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

EnLink Midstream Partners, has a beta of 2.06, meaning that its share price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EnLink Midstream Partners,’s rivals have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

40.6% of EnLink 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. 0.2% of EnLink Midstream Partners, shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares EnLink Midstream Partners, and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
EnLink Midstream Partners, $4.92 billion $754.70 million -66.12
EnLink Midstream Partners, Competitors $5.66 billion $1.31 billion 35.53

EnLink Midstream Partners,’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than EnLink Midstream Partners,. EnLink Midstream 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.

Summary

EnLink Midstream Partners, rivals beat EnLink Midstream Partners, on 11 of the 14 factors compared.

About EnLink Midstream Partners,

EnLink Midstream Partners, LP is a midstream company. The Company’s business activities are conducted through its subsidiary, EnLink Midstream Operating, LP (the Operating Partnership) and the subsidiaries of the Operating Partnership. The Company operates through five segments: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Crude and Condensate, and Corporate. The Company focuses on providing midstream energy services, including gathering, processing, transmission, fractionation, storage, condensate stabilization, brine services and marketing to producers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil and condensate. As of December 31, 2016, its midstream energy asset network included approximately 11,000 miles of pipelines, 20 natural gas processing plants, seven fractionators, barge and rail terminals, product storage facilities, purchasing and marketing capabilities, brine disposal wells, a crude oil trucking fleet, and equity investments in certain private midstream companies.

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