Western Refining Logistics, (NYSE: WNRL) is one of 54 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Western Refining Logistics, to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Western Refining Logistics, and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Western Refining Logistics, 3.05% 78.84% 12.72%
Western Refining Logistics, Competitors 18.52% 14.48% 6.49%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Western Refining Logistics, and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Western Refining Logistics, N/A N/A 22.29
Western Refining Logistics, Competitors $4.88 billion $288.25 million 48.80

Western Refining Logistics,’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Western Refining Logistics,. Western Refining Logistics, 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

40.1% of Western Refining Logistics, shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.3% 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Western Refining Logistics, has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Western Refining Logistics,’s peers have a beta of 1.43, meaning that their average stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Western Refining Logistics, and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Western Refining Logistics, 0 1 1 0 2.50
Western Refining Logistics, Competitors 294 1787 2386 86 2.50

Western Refining Logistics, presently has a consensus target price of $35.00, indicating a potential upside of 46.75%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 23.61%. Given Western Refining Logistics,’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Western Refining Logistics, is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Western Refining Logistics, peers beat Western Refining Logistics, on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

Western Refining Logistics, Company Profile

Western Refining Logistics, LP owns, operates, develops, and acquires logistics and related assets and businesses to include terminals, storage tanks, pipelines and other logistics assets related to the terminaling, transportation, storage and distribution of crude oil and refined products. The Company’s segments include logistics and wholesale. The Company operates its logistics business and wholesale business under commercial and service agreements with Western Refining, Inc. (Western). Its logistics assets consist of pipeline and gathering infrastructure and terminalling, transportation and storage assets in the Southwest and the Upper Great Plains region. Its wholesale business purchases its petroleum fuels from Western, and its lubricants and additional petroleum fuels from third-party suppliers.

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