Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE: CEQP) is one of 37 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Crestwood Equity Partners to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Crestwood Equity Partners and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Crestwood Equity Partners||$2.52 billion||-$216.30 million||-9.13|
|Crestwood Equity Partners Competitors||$40.29 billion||$685.91 million||248.56|
Volatility and Risk
Crestwood Equity Partners has a beta of 2.5, suggesting that its stock price is 150% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crestwood Equity Partners’ competitors have a beta of 1.31, suggesting that their average stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
65.5% of Crestwood Equity Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.1% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 36.2% of Crestwood Equity Partners shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Crestwood Equity Partners and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Crestwood Equity Partners||-5.36%||-3.34%||-1.41%|
|Crestwood Equity Partners Competitors||-1.29%||3.43%||1.68%|
Crestwood Equity Partners pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.3%. Crestwood Equity Partners pays out -85.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.4% and pay out 402.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Crestwood Equity Partners is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Crestwood Equity Partners and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Crestwood Equity Partners||0||0||4||0||3.00|
|Crestwood Equity Partners Competitors||389||1881||2502||117||2.48|
Crestwood Equity Partners currently has a consensus target price of $27.75, indicating a potential upside of 7.77%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 9.67%. Given Crestwood Equity Partners’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Crestwood Equity Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Crestwood Equity Partners Company Profile
Crestwood Equity Partners LP is a holding company and a master limited partnership (MLP). The Company develops, acquires, owns or controls, and operates assets and operations within the energy midstream sector. The Company’s segments include gathering and processing (G&P), which includes its natural gas, crude oil and produced water G&P operations; storage and transportation, which includes its natural gas and crude oil storage and transportation operations, and marketing, supply and logistics, which includes its natural gas liquid (NGL) supply and logistics business, crude oil storage and rail loading facilities and fleet, and salt production business. The Company provides infrastructure solutions to service natural gas and crude oil shale plays across the United States. It owns and operates a portfolio of crude oil and natural gas gathering, processing, storage and transportation assets. Its operating assets are owned by or through its subsidiary, Crestwood Midstream Partners LP.
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