Comparing QEP Midstream Partners (QEPM) and Its Rivals

QEP Midstream Partners (NYSE: QEPM) is one of 49 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare QEP Midstream Partners to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for QEP Midstream Partners and its competitors, 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 385 1876 2435 88 2.47

As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 11.54%. Given QEP Midstream Partners’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe QEP Midstream Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares QEP Midstream Partners and its competitors’ 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 16.60% 86.70% 5.54%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares QEP Midstream Partners and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
QEP Midstream Partners N/A N/A 14.50
QEP Midstream Partners Competitors $4.90 billion $288.25 million 62.90

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

Summary

QEP Midstream Partners competitors 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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