USD Partners (NYSE: USDP) is one of 47 public companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare USD Partners to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
USD Partners 19.98% 35.73% 7.27%
USD Partners Competitors -0.07% -35.04% -1.07%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares USD Partners and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
USD Partners $111.13 million $24.17 million 8.27
USD Partners Competitors $4.79 billion $53.24 million 868.28

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

30.1% of USD Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.8% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of USD Partners shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

USD Partners has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, USD Partners’ rivals have a beta of 1.30, meaning that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for USD Partners and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
USD Partners 1 0 1 0 2.00
USD Partners Competitors 163 962 1633 18 2.54

USD Partners presently has a consensus target price of $17.00, indicating a potential upside of 65.85%. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 27.27%. Given USD Partners’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe USD Partners is more favorable than its rivals.

Dividends

USD Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.5%. USD Partners pays out 111.3% 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, “Construction & Engineering” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 88.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

USD Partners rivals beat USD Partners on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About USD Partners

USD Partners LP acquires, develops and operates energy-related logistics assets, including rail terminals and other midstream infrastructure. The Company’s segments include Terminalling services and Fleet services. The Terminalling services segment consists of various operations, including Hardisty terminal, Casper terminal and Ethanol terminals. Its Hardisty terminal is an origination terminal where it loads various grades of Canadian crude oil onto railcars for transportation to end markets. The Casper terminal is a crude oil storage, blending and railcar loading terminal located in Casper, Wyoming. Its San Antonio and West Colton terminals are unit train-capable destination terminals that transload ethanol received by rail from producers onto trucks to meet local ethanol demand. The Company provides its customers with railcars and fleet services related to the transportation of liquid hydrocarbons and biofuels by rail under master fleet services agreements.

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