GasLog Partners (NYSE: GLOP) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “LNG Transportation & Storage” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare GasLog Partners to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Dividends

GasLog Partners pays an annual dividend of $2.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.7%. GasLog Partners pays out 96.3% 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, “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.6% and pay out 101.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. GasLog Partners has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years. GasLog Partners is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

38.7% of GasLog Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.1% of shares of all “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of shares of all “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares GasLog Partners and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
GasLog Partners $228.74 million $77.34 million 11.09
GasLog Partners Competitors $302.22 million $55.11 million 55.16

GasLog Partners’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than GasLog Partners. GasLog 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.

Risk & Volatility

GasLog Partners has a beta of 1.67, indicating that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GasLog Partners’ rivals have a beta of 1.28, indicating that their average stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GasLog Partners 34.89% 12.44% 5.17%
GasLog Partners Competitors 23.73% 2,817.08% 508.27%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for GasLog Partners and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GasLog Partners 0 1 3 0 2.75
GasLog Partners Competitors 58 254 513 11 2.57

GasLog Partners presently has a consensus price target of $26.50, suggesting a potential upside of 11.11%. As a group, “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies have a potential upside of 11.49%. Given GasLog Partners’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe GasLog Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

GasLog Partners rivals beat GasLog Partners on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About GasLog Partners

GasLog Partners LP is a limited partnership company. The Company focuses on owning, operating and acquiring liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers under multi-year charters. The Company’s fleet consists of 9 LNG carriers with an average carrying capacity of approximately 149,500 cubic meters (cbm), each of which has a multi-year time charter. The Company’s fleet includes GasLog Seattle, GasLog Shanghai, GasLog Santiago, GasLog Sydney, Methane Rita Andrea, Methane Jane Elizabeth, Methane Alison Victoria, Methane Shirley Elisabeth and Methane Heather Sally. The GasLog Seattle is a tri-fuel diesel electric LNG carrier. Each of the GasLog Seattle, GasLog Shanghai, GasLog Santiago and GasLog Sydney vessels has a cargo capacity of approximately 155,000 cbm. Each of the Methane Rita Andrea, Methane Heather Sally, Methane Shirley Elisabeth, Methane Alison Victoria and Methane Jane Elizabeth vessels has a cargo capacity of approximately 145,000 cbm.

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