VTTI Energy Partners (NYSE: VTTI) is one of 48 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare VTTI Energy Partners to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation and risk.

Dividends

VTTI Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. VTTI Energy Partners pays out 165.4% 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 156.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. VTTI Energy Partners has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
VTTI Energy Partners N/A N/A 24.07
VTTI Energy Partners Competitors $4.88 billion $288.25 million -22.52

VTTI Energy Partners’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than VTTI Energy Partners. VTTI Energy Partners 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for VTTI Energy Partners and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
VTTI Energy Partners 0 3 0 0 2.00
VTTI Energy Partners Competitors 304 1807 2392 86 2.49

VTTI Energy Partners presently has a consensus target price of $19.50, indicating a potential upside of 0.00%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 27.44%. Given VTTI Energy Partners’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe VTTI Energy Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

74.5% of VTTI Energy Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.1% 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 large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
VTTI Energy Partners 35.11% 8.09% 7.61%
VTTI Energy Partners Competitors 18.15% 91.74% 5.97%

Risk & Volatility

VTTI Energy Partners has a beta of 1.18, meaning that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VTTI Energy Partners’ peers have a beta of 1.35, meaning that their average stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

VTTI Energy Partners peers beat VTTI Energy Partners on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About VTTI Energy Partners

VTTI Energy Partners LP provides terminaling services for third party companies engaged in the production, processing, distribution and marketing of refined petroleum products and crude oil. The Company operates through the segment of energy storage terminaling business. Its assets consist of approximately 42.6% interest in VTTI MLP B.V., which owns a portfolio of over six terminals with over 400 tanks and approximately 35.7 million barrels of refined petroleum product and crude oil storage capacity located in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Its terminals are located in international supply and demand centers for refined petroleum products and crude oil and provide midstream infrastructure services to its customers at these international market hubs. It provides storage and terminaling services for energy industry participants, including marketing companies, integrated oil companies, national oil companies, distributors, and chemical and petrochemical companies.

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