Archrock Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: APLP) and Oasis Midstream Partners (NYSE:OMP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

41.2% of Archrock Partners, L.P. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.8% of Oasis Midstream Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Archrock Partners, L.P. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Archrock Partners, L.P. and Oasis Midstream Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Archrock Partners, L.P. $562.36 million 1.63 -$10.75 million ($0.27) -48.33
Oasis Midstream Partners $120.85 million 3.87 $40.12 million N/A N/A

Oasis Midstream Partners has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Archrock Partners, L.P..

Profitability

This table compares Archrock Partners, L.P. and Oasis Midstream Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Archrock Partners, L.P. -3.10% 4.32% 1.15%
Oasis Midstream Partners N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Archrock Partners, L.P. and Oasis Midstream Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Archrock Partners, L.P. 0 3 1 0 2.25
Oasis Midstream Partners 0 1 8 0 2.89

Archrock Partners, L.P. presently has a consensus price target of $17.50, indicating a potential upside of 34.10%. Oasis Midstream Partners has a consensus price target of $21.86, indicating a potential upside of 28.42%. Given Archrock Partners, L.P.’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Archrock Partners, L.P. is more favorable than Oasis Midstream Partners.

Dividends

Archrock Partners, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.7%. Oasis Midstream Partners does not pay a dividend. Archrock Partners, L.P. pays out -422.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Archrock Partners, L.P. beats Oasis Midstream Partners on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Archrock Partners, L.P. Company Profile

Archrock Partners, L.P. is engaged in natural gas compression industry in the United States. The Company’s contract operations services include designing, sourcing, owning, installing, operating, servicing, repairing and maintaining equipment to provide natural gas compression services to its customers. It provides contract operations services, including the personnel, equipment, tools, materials and supplies to meet its customers’ natural gas compression needs. Archrock General Partner, L.P., its general partner, is a subsidiary of Archrock and has responsibility for conducting its business and for managing its operations. The Company utilizes both slow and high speed reciprocating compressors primarily driven by internal natural gas fired combustion engines. Its customers include companies engaged in various aspects of the oil and natural gas industry, including natural gas producers, processors, gatherers, transporters and storage providers.

Oasis Midstream Partners Company Profile

Oasis Midstream Partners LP is a master limited partnership company. The Company is formed to own, develop, operate and acquire a diversified portfolio of midstream assets in North America that are integral to the oil and natural gas operations exclusively within the Williston Basin. The Company’s midstream services include gas gathering, compression, processing and gas lift services; crude gathering, stabilization, blending, storage and transportation services; produced water gathering and disposal services; and freshwater distribution services. The Company operates in two primary areas include Wild Basin and Outside of the Wild Basin.

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