World Point Terminals (NYSE: WPT) and Cheniere Energy Partners (NYSE:CQP) are both energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

13.2% of World Point Terminals shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for World Point Terminals and Cheniere Energy Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
World Point Terminals 0 2 0 0 2.00
Cheniere Energy Partners 0 4 1 0 2.20

World Point Terminals currently has a consensus target price of $17.00, suggesting a potential downside of 1.68%. Cheniere Energy Partners has a consensus target price of $35.00, suggesting a potential upside of 27.27%. Given Cheniere Energy Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cheniere Energy Partners is more favorable than World Point Terminals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares World Point Terminals and Cheniere Energy Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
World Point Terminals N/A N/A N/A $1.03 16.79
Cheniere Energy Partners $2.77 billion 4.81 $926.06 million N/A N/A

Cheniere Energy Partners has higher revenue and earnings than World Point Terminals.

Dividends

World Point Terminals pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. Cheniere Energy Partners does not pay a dividend. World Point Terminals pays out 116.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares World Point Terminals and Cheniere Energy Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
World Point Terminals 37.15% 19.57% 18.37%
Cheniere Energy Partners 4.64% 39.76% 1.08%

Summary

Cheniere Energy Partners beats World Point Terminals on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About World Point Terminals

World Point Terminals, LP owns, operates, develops and acquires liquid bulk storage terminals and other assets relating to the storage of petroleum products, including light refined products, heavy refined products and crude oil. The Company operates fee-based facilities located along the East Coast, Gulf Coast and Midwest regions of the United States. As of December 31, 2016, through its subsidiary, Center Point Terminal Company, LLC (Center Point), the Company owned and operated 15.6 million barrels of tankage at terminals, which are located in the East Coast, Gulf Coast and Midwest regions of the United States. The Company’s terminal facilities are located on waterways, providing ship or barge access for the movement of petroleum products, and have truck racks with loading logistics. Its terminal facilities also have rail or pipeline access.

About Cheniere Energy Partners

Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (Cheniere Partners) is a limited partnership formed by Cheniere Energy, Inc (Cheniere). The Company operates through liquefaction and regasification operations at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal segment. Through its subsidiary, Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC (SPL), it is developing, constructing and operating natural gas liquefaction facilities (the Liquefaction Project) at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, on the Sabine-Neches Waterway less than four miles from the Gulf Coast. Through its subsidiary, Sabine Pass LNG, L.P., it owns and operates regasification facilities at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal, which includes existing infrastructure of five LNG storage tanks with capacity of approximately 16.9 billion cubic feet equivalent, two marine berths that can accommodate vessels with nominal capacity of up to 266,000 cubic meters and vaporizers with regasification capacity of approximately four billion cubic feet per day.

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