Kinder Morgan Management (NYSE: KMR) is one of 46 publicly-traded companies in the “Electrical Components & Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Kinder Morgan Management to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

Kinder Morgan Management has a beta of 0.61, meaning that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kinder Morgan Management’s peers have a beta of 1.18, meaning that their average stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kinder Morgan Management and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Kinder Morgan Management N/A N/A 56.60
Kinder Morgan Management Competitors $3.12 billion $234.16 million -121,803.62

Kinder Morgan Management’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Kinder Morgan Management. Kinder Morgan Management is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

67.6% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.7% of shares of all “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Kinder Morgan Management and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kinder Morgan Management N/A N/A N/A
Kinder Morgan Management Competitors -3.42% 5.97% 2.14%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Kinder Morgan Management and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kinder Morgan Management 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kinder Morgan Management Competitors 194 963 1249 8 2.44

As a group, “Electrical Components & Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 5.22%. Given Kinder Morgan Management’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kinder Morgan Management has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Kinder Morgan Management peers beat Kinder Morgan Management on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About Kinder Morgan Management

Kinder Morgan Management, LLC is a limited partner in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P (KMP), and manages and controls its business and affairs pursuant to a delegation of control agreement. Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., of which Kinder Morgan, Inc. indirectly owns all of the outstanding common equity, is the general partner of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (KMP). Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., pursuant to a delegation of control agreement among the Company, Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc. and KMP, has delegated to the Company, to the fullest extent permitted under Delaware law and KMP’s limited partnership agreement, all of its rights and powers to manage and control the business and affairs of KMP, subject to the general partner’s right to approve specified actions.

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