Antero Midstream GP (NASDAQ: AMGP) and Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB) are both mid-cap energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitabiliy, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Antero Midstream GP and Core Laboratories N.V.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Antero Midstream GP $26.65 million 142.02 N/A N/A N/A
Core Laboratories N.V. $614.73 million 7.32 $123.03 million $1.64 62.17

Core Laboratories N.V. has higher revenue and earnings than Antero Midstream GP.


Core Laboratories N.V. pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Antero Midstream GP does not pay a dividend. Core Laboratories N.V. pays out 134.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Antero Midstream GP and Core Laboratories N.V., as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Antero Midstream GP 0 4 10 1 2.80
Core Laboratories N.V. 1 8 4 0 2.23

Antero Midstream GP currently has a consensus price target of $26.80, indicating a potential upside of 31.82%. Core Laboratories N.V. has a consensus price target of $118.50, indicating a potential upside of 16.22%. Given Antero Midstream GP’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Antero Midstream GP is more favorable than Core Laboratories N.V..


This table compares Antero Midstream GP and Core Laboratories N.V.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Antero Midstream GP N/A -106.21% -57.58%
Core Laboratories N.V. 11.80% 49.29% 13.35%


Antero Midstream GP beats Core Laboratories N.V. on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Antero Midstream GP

Antero Midstream GP LP, formerly Antero Resources Midstream Management LLC, owns, operates and develops midstream energy infrastructure. The Company’s segments include gathering and processing and water handling and treatment. The gathering and processing segment consist of long-term, fee-based activities including low-pressure gathering, compression, high-pressure gathering, processing, fractionation, and condensate gathering. The Company’s water handling and treatment segment consists of long-term fee based activities including fresh water delivery used in completion activity, and water handling services. The Company’s assets are located both in the southwestern core of the Marcellus Shale in northwest West Virginia and in the core of the Utica Shale in southern Ohio.

About Core Laboratories N.V.

Core Laboratories N.V. provides reservoir description, production enhancement and reservoir management services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates through three segments: Reservoir Description, Production Enhancement and Reservoir Management. The Reservoir Description segment encompasses the characterization of petroleum reservoir rock, fluid and gas samples. It provides analytical and field services to characterize properties of crude oil and petroleum products to the oil and gas industry. The Production Enhancement segment includes products and services relating to reservoir well completions, perforations, stimulations and production. It provides integrated diagnostic services to evaluate the effectiveness of well completions. The Reservoir Management segment combines and integrates information from reservoir description and production enhancement services to increase production and recovery of oil and gas from its clients’ reservoirs.

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