Head to Head 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 contrast to its rivals? We will compare Regency Energy Partners to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Regency Energy Partners and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 18.17

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Regency Energy Partners and its rivals, as reported 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 66 226 244 7 2.35

As a group, “Natural Gas Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 16.49%. Given Regency Energy Partners’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Regency Energy Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Regency Energy Partners and its rivals’ 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 8.15% -4.52% 6.27%

Summary

Regency Energy Partners rivals 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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