Arc Logistic Partners (NYSE: ARCX) is one of 39 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Arc Logistic Partners to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

40.6% of Arc Logistic Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Arc Logistic Partners and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Arc Logistic Partners 0 3 1 0 2.25
Arc Logistic Partners Competitors 448 1951 2269 133 2.43

Arc Logistic Partners presently has a consensus price target of $18.33, indicating a potential upside of 10.11%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 14.60%. Given Arc Logistic Partners’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Arc Logistic Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Arc Logistic Partners and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Arc Logistic Partners $105.58 million $53.34 million 23.45
Arc Logistic Partners Competitors $44.37 billion $4.33 billion 21.59

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

Profitability

This table compares Arc Logistic Partners and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Arc Logistic Partners 13.28% 4.10% 2.31%
Arc Logistic Partners Competitors -1.76% 1.87% 1.14%

Volatility and Risk

Arc Logistic Partners has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Arc Logistic Partners’ rivals have a beta of 1.26, indicating that their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Arc Logistic Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.6%. Arc Logistic Partners pays out 247.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.2% and pay out 656.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Arc Logistic Partners has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Arc Logistic Partners is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Arc Logistic Partners rivals beat Arc Logistic Partners on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Arc Logistic Partners

Arc Logistics Partners LP owns, operates, develops and acquires a portfolio of energy logistics assets. The Company is engaged in the terminaling, storage, throughput and transloading of crude oil and petroleum products. The Company is focused on growing its business through the optimization, organic development and acquisition of terminaling, storage, rail, pipeline and other energy logistics assets. As of March 6, 2017, the Company’s energy logistics assets were located in the East Coast, Gulf Coast, Midwest, Rocky Mountains and West Coast regions of the United States and supplied a group of third-party customers, including oil companies, independent refiners, crude oil and petroleum product marketers, distributors and various industrial manufacturers. As of December 31, 2016, its assets consisted of 21 terminals in 12 states; four rail transloading facilities, and the liquefied natural gas (LNG) Interest in connection with the LNG Facility.

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