Regency Energy Partners (NYSE: RGP) is one of 14 public companies in the “Natural Gas Distribution” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Regency Energy Partners to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.
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%||-12.04%||3.92%|
65.6% 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 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 is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Regency Energy Partners and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Regency Energy Partners||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Regency Energy Partners Competitors||66||226||244||6||2.35|
As a group, “Natural Gas Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 16.46%. Given Regency Energy Partners’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Regency Energy Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Regency Energy Partners and its peers 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||19.08|
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.
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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