EnLink Midstream Partners, (NYSE: ENLK) is one of 53 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare EnLink Midstream Partners, to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

EnLink Midstream Partners, pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.6%. EnLink Midstream Partners, pays out -650.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.6% and pay out 172.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. EnLink Midstream Partners, has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years. EnLink Midstream Partners, is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares EnLink Midstream Partners, and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
EnLink Midstream Partners, $4.92 billion $754.70 million -67.41
EnLink Midstream Partners, Competitors $5.66 billion $1.31 billion 37.04

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

Profitability

This table compares EnLink Midstream Partners, and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EnLink Midstream Partners, 0.67% 1.13% 0.47%
EnLink Midstream Partners, Competitors 18.17% 14.46% 5.57%

Volatility and Risk

EnLink Midstream Partners, has a beta of 2.06, suggesting that its stock price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EnLink Midstream Partners,’s competitors have a beta of 1.39, suggesting that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

40.6% of EnLink Midstream Partners, shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of EnLink Midstream Partners, shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for EnLink Midstream Partners, and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EnLink Midstream Partners, 0 4 3 0 2.43
EnLink Midstream Partners, Competitors 274 1753 2343 85 2.50

EnLink Midstream Partners, currently has a consensus price target of $18.17, suggesting a potential upside of 12.28%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 20.63%. Given EnLink Midstream Partners,’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe EnLink Midstream Partners, has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

EnLink Midstream Partners, competitors beat EnLink Midstream Partners, on 11 of the 14 factors compared.

EnLink Midstream Partners, Company Profile

EnLink Midstream Partners, LP is a midstream company. The Company’s business activities are conducted through its subsidiary, EnLink Midstream Operating, LP (the Operating Partnership) and the subsidiaries of the Operating Partnership. The Company operates through five segments: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Crude and Condensate, and Corporate. The Company focuses on providing midstream energy services, including gathering, processing, transmission, fractionation, storage, condensate stabilization, brine services and marketing to producers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil and condensate. As of December 31, 2016, its midstream energy asset network included approximately 11,000 miles of pipelines, 20 natural gas processing plants, seven fractionators, barge and rail terminals, product storage facilities, purchasing and marketing capabilities, brine disposal wells, a crude oil trucking fleet, and equity investments in certain private midstream companies.

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