Financial Comparison: Regency Energy Partners (RGP) versus Its Competitors

Regency Energy Partners (NYSE: RGP) is one of 14 publicly-traded companies in the “Natural Gas Distribution” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Regency Energy Partners to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Regency Energy Partners -0.30% -0.47% -0.07%
Regency Energy Partners Competitors 4.79% -9.64% 3.99%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

65.9% of shares of all “Natural Gas Distribution” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of shares of all “Natural Gas Distribution” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Regency Energy Partners and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Regency Energy Partners N/A N/A -41.18
Regency Energy Partners Competitors $2.09 billion $171.32 million 19.22

Regency Energy Partners’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Regency Energy Partners. Regency Energy 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Regency Energy Partners and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Regency Energy Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A
Regency Energy Partners Competitors 65 224 243 5 2.35

As a group, “Natural Gas Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 15.13%. Given Regency Energy Partners’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Regency Energy Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Regency Energy Partners peers beat Regency Energy Partners on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About Regency Energy Partners

Regency Energy Partners LP gathers and processes, compress, treats and transports natural gas; transports, fractionates and stores natural gas liquids (NGLs); gathers, transports and terminals oil received from producers; gathers and disposes salt water, and manages coal and natural resource properties in the United States. The Company has six business segments: Gathering and Processing, Natural Gas Transportation, NGL Services, Contract Services, Natural Resources and Corporate. The Gathering and Processing segment provides wellhead-to-market services to producers of natural gas. The Natural Gas Transportation segment owns a 49.99% general partner interest in RIGS Haynesville Partnership Co. The NGL Services segment owns a 30% membership interest in Lone Star NGL LLC. The Contract Services segment owns and operates a fleet of compressors. The Natural Resources segment manages coal and natural resources properties. The Corporate segment includes its corporate assets.

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