Head-To-Head Survey: World Point Terminals (WPT) & Crestwood Midstream Partners (CMLP)

World Point Terminals (NYSE: WPT) and Crestwood Midstream Partners (NYSE:CMLP) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

13.2% of World Point Terminals shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares World Point Terminals and Crestwood Midstream Partners’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
World Point Terminals N/A N/A N/A $1.04 16.63
Crestwood Midstream Partners N/A N/A N/A ($0.76) -8.13

Crestwood Midstream Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than World Point Terminals, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for World Point Terminals and Crestwood Midstream Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
World Point Terminals 0 2 0 0 2.00
Crestwood Midstream Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A

World Point Terminals presently has a consensus target price of $17.00, indicating a potential downside of 1.68%. Given World Point Terminals’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe World Point Terminals is more favorable than Crestwood Midstream Partners.

Profitability

This table compares World Point Terminals and Crestwood Midstream Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
World Point Terminals 37.15% 19.57% 18.37%
Crestwood Midstream Partners -3.12% -6.04% -2.56%

Dividends

World Point Terminals pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. Crestwood Midstream Partners does not pay a dividend. World Point Terminals pays out 115.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

World Point Terminals beats Crestwood Midstream Partners on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About World Point Terminals

World Point Terminals, LP owns, operates, develops and acquires liquid bulk storage terminals and other assets relating to the storage of petroleum products, including light refined products, heavy refined products and crude oil. The Company operates fee-based facilities located along the East Coast, Gulf Coast and Midwest regions of the United States. As of December 31, 2016, through its subsidiary, Center Point Terminal Company, LLC (Center Point), the Company owned and operated 15.6 million barrels of tankage at terminals, which are located in the East Coast, Gulf Coast and Midwest regions of the United States. The Company’s terminal facilities are located on waterways, providing ship or barge access for the movement of petroleum products, and have truck racks with loading logistics. Its terminal facilities also have rail or pipeline access.

About Crestwood Midstream Partners

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (Crestwood) develops, acquires, owns and operates primarily fee-based assets and operations within the energy midstream sector. The Company has three reporting segments: gathering and processing (G&P), providing natural gas gathering, processing, treating and compression services to producers in multiple unconventional shale plays; storage and transportation, which owns and operates natural gas storage facilities, and NGL and crude services, including crude oil rail terminals, the Arrow gathering system, its fleet of over-the-road crude oil and produced water transportation assets, an NGL storage facility, and US Salt, LLC. It provides infrastructure solutions across the value chain to service liquids-rich 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 that connect fundamental energy supply with energy demand across North America.

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