GasLog LP. (NYSE: GLOG) and PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. (NYSE:PNG) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares GasLog LP. and PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GasLog LP. 7.34% 0.19% 0.07%
PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

GasLog LP. pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. does not pay a dividend. GasLog LP. pays out 160.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

49.7% of GasLog LP. shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares GasLog LP. and PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GasLog LP. $466.06 million 3.07 -$21.48 million $0.35 50.71
PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. N/A N/A N/A $0.92 N/A

PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. has higher revenue, but lower earnings than GasLog LP.. PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than GasLog LP., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for GasLog LP. and PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GasLog LP. 0 2 7 0 2.78
PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. 0 0 0 0 N/A

GasLog LP. currently has a consensus price target of $18.98, indicating a potential upside of 6.92%.

Summary

GasLog LP. beats PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About GasLog LP.

GasLog Ltd. is an international owner, operator and manager of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. The Company provides support to international energy companies as part of their LNG logistics chain. The Company’s owned consolidated fleet consists of 27 LNG carriers, including 22 ships in operation and five LNG carriers on order. The Company also had four LNG carriers operating under its technical management for third parties. GasLog Partners LP, a master limited partnership formed by the Company, owned a further of approximately 10 LNG carriers. Its on the water fleet includes Methane Lydon Volney, GasLog Savannah, GasLog Savannah, GasLog Chelsea, GasLog Skagen, Solaris and GasLog Saratoga. Its new builds vessels include Hull No. 2130, Hull No. 2800 and Hull No. 2801. Its GasLog Partners Fleet includes GasLog Seattle, GasLog Shanghai, GasLog Santiago, GasLog Sydney and Methane Jane Elizabeth. Its managed fleet includes Methane Julia Louise and Methane Nile Eagle.

About PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P.

PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. is engaged in the business of acquisition, development, ownership, operation and commercial management of natural gas storage facilities. As of December 31, 2012, the Company owned and operated three natural gas storage facilities located in Louisiana, Mississippi and Michigan. The Company also leases storage capacity and pipelines transportation capacity from third parties. The Company provides natural gas storage services to a mix of customers, including local gas distribution company’s liquefied natural gas (LNG), electric utilities, pipelines, direct industrial users, electric power generators, marketers, producers, LNG exporters and affiliates of such entities. In December 31, 2013, Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (Plains) completed the merger of PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P with a wholly owned subsidiary of Plains, with Plains surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of PAA.

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