Financial Survey: Western Refining Logistics (WNRL) versus Its Competitors
Western Refining Logistics (NYSE: WNRL) is one of 49 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Western Refining Logistics to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.
Risk & Volatility
Western Refining Logistics has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Western Refining Logistics’ rivals have a beta of 1.38, suggesting that their average stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Western Refining Logistics and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Western Refining Logistics||0||1||0||0||2.00|
|Western Refining Logistics Competitors||302||1811||2374||86||2.49|
As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 22.97%. Given Western Refining Logistics’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Western Refining Logistics has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Western Refining Logistics pays an annual dividend of $1.87 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. Western Refining Logistics pays out 174.8% 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 6.6% and pay out 154.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Western Refining Logistics has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
This table compares Western Refining Logistics and its rivals’ 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||19.20%||89.32%||6.17%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
40.1% of Western Refining Logistics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held 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.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Western Refining Logistics and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Western Refining Logistics||N/A||N/A||22.29|
|Western Refining Logistics Competitors||$4.88 billion||$288.25 million||17.87|
Western Refining Logistics’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Western Refining Logistics. Western Refining Logistics is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Western Refining Logistics rivals beat Western Refining Logistics on 11 of the 13 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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