Crestwood Midstream Partners (NYSE: CMLP) is one of 50 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Crestwood Midstream Partners to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Crestwood Midstream Partners and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Crestwood Midstream Partners N/A N/A -8.13
Crestwood Midstream Partners Competitors $4.90 billion $288.25 million 61.26

Crestwood Midstream Partners’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Crestwood Midstream Partners. Crestwood 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 Crestwood Midstream Partners and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Crestwood Midstream Partners -3.12% -6.04% -2.56%
Crestwood Midstream Partners Competitors 18.29% 87.47% 5.92%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Crestwood Midstream Partners and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crestwood Midstream Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A
Crestwood Midstream Partners Competitors 393 1908 2483 88 2.47

As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 11.54%. Given Crestwood Midstream Partners’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Crestwood Midstream Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Crestwood Midstream Partners competitors beat Crestwood Midstream Partners on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

Crestwood Midstream Partners Company Profile

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (Crestwood) develops, acquires, owns and operates primarily fee-based assets and operations within the energy midstream sector. The Company has three reporting segments: gathering and processing (G&P), providing natural gas gathering, processing, treating and compression services to producers in multiple unconventional shale plays; storage and transportation, which owns and operates natural gas storage facilities, and NGL and crude services, including crude oil rail terminals, the Arrow gathering system, its fleet of over-the-road crude oil and produced water transportation assets, an NGL storage facility, and US Salt, LLC. It provides infrastructure solutions across the value chain to service liquids-rich and crude oil shale plays across the United States. It owns and operates a portfolio of crude oil and natural gas gathering, processing, storage and transportation assets that connect fundamental energy supply with energy demand across North America.

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