Antero Midstream GP (NYSE: AMGP) and Emerge Energy Services (NYSE:EMES) are both energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Antero Midstream GP and Emerge Energy Services’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Antero Midstream GP $69.72 million 49.35 $2.32 million $0.01 1,848.00
Emerge Energy Services $364.30 million 0.61 -$72.77 million ($0.24) -29.71

Antero Midstream GP has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Emerge Energy Services. Emerge Energy Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Antero Midstream GP, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Antero Midstream GP and Emerge Energy Services, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Antero Midstream GP 0 4 12 1 2.82
Emerge Energy Services 0 5 3 0 2.38

Antero Midstream GP currently has a consensus price target of $25.94, suggesting a potential upside of 40.37%. Emerge Energy Services has a consensus price target of $13.71, suggesting a potential upside of 92.35%. Given Emerge Energy Services’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Emerge Energy Services is more favorable than Antero Midstream GP.


This table compares Antero Midstream GP and Emerge Energy Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Antero Midstream GP 4.58% 22.05% 11.93%
Emerge Energy Services -1.88% -8.93% -1.33%


Antero Midstream GP pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Emerge Energy Services does not pay a dividend. Antero Midstream GP pays out 3,000.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

64.2% of Antero Midstream GP shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.2% of Emerge Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Antero Midstream GP beats Emerge Energy Services on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Antero Midstream GP

Antero Midstream GP LP, formerly Antero Resources Midstream Management LLC, owns, operates and develops midstream energy infrastructure. The Company’s segments include gathering and processing and water handling and treatment. The gathering and processing segment consist of long-term, fee-based activities including low-pressure gathering, compression, high-pressure gathering, processing, fractionation, and condensate gathering. The Company’s water handling and treatment segment consists of long-term fee based activities including fresh water delivery used in completion activity, and water handling services. The Company’s assets are located both in the southwestern core of the Marcellus Shale in northwest West Virginia and in the core of the Utica Shale in southern Ohio.

About Emerge Energy Services

Emerge Energy Services LP owns, operates, acquires and develops a portfolio of energy service assets. The Company operates through Sand segment. The Company conducts its Sand operations through its subsidiary, Superior Silica Sands LLC (SSS). The Company’s Sand business mines, processes and distributes silica sand, an input for the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells. As of December 31, 2016, its Wisconsin facilities consisted of three dry plants located in Arland, Barron and New Auburn, Wisconsin, with a total permitted capacity of 6.3 million finished tons per year, and five wet plants and mine complexes. As of December 31, 2016, its dry plant in Kosse, Texas, had a capacity of 600,000 tons per year that is supplied by a separate mine and wet plant that processes local Texas sand. As of December 31, 2016, the Company also had 14 transload facilities located throughout North America in the basins where it delivers its sand, as well as a fleet of 5,573 railcars.

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