QEP Midstream Partners (NYSE: QEPM) is one of 50 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare QEP Midstream Partners to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for QEP Midstream Partners and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QEP Midstream Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A
QEP Midstream Partners Competitors 384 1897 2471 88 2.47

As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 9.81%. Given QEP Midstream Partners’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe QEP Midstream Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QEP Midstream Partners 62.86% 23.46% 13.76%
QEP Midstream Partners Competitors 18.48% 87.80% 5.91%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

57.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
QEP Midstream Partners N/A N/A 14.50
QEP Midstream Partners Competitors $4.88 billion $288.25 million 21.05

QEP Midstream Partners’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than QEP Midstream Partners. QEP Midstream Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

QEP Midstream Partners peers beat QEP Midstream Partners on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

About QEP Midstream Partners

QEP Midstream Partners, LP (QEP Midstream) is a master limited partnership formed to own, operate, acquire and develop midstream energy assets. The Company’s primary assets consist of ownership interests in four gathering systems and two Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-regulated pipelines through which, the Company provides natural gas midstream services, and crude oil gathering and transportation services to producers and users of natural gas and crude oil. The natural gas midstream services include gathering, compression, treating and dehydration, processing, fractionation, natural gas transmission and natural gas liquids (NGL) products transportation. The Company provides crude oil gathering and transportation services in Colorado, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

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