Global Partners (NYSE:GLP) and Longwei Petroleum Investment (OTCMKTS:LPIH) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Global Partners and Longwei Petroleum Investment’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Partners $8.92 billion 0.07 $58.35 million $1.39 12.28
Longwei Petroleum Investment N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Global Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Longwei Petroleum Investment.

Profitability

This table compares Global Partners and Longwei Petroleum Investment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Partners 0.59% 1.82% 0.32%
Longwei Petroleum Investment N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Global Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.1%. Longwei Petroleum Investment does not pay a dividend. Global Partners pays out 136.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Global Partners and Longwei Petroleum Investment, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Partners 1 3 0 0 1.75
Longwei Petroleum Investment 0 0 0 0 N/A

Global Partners currently has a consensus price target of $19.00, suggesting a potential upside of 11.31%. Given Global Partners’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Global Partners is more favorable than Longwei Petroleum Investment.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

41.3% of Global Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. 41.5% of Global Partners shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 66.1% of Longwei Petroleum Investment shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Global Partners beats Longwei Petroleum Investment on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Global Partners Company Profile

Global Partners LP, a midstream logistics and marketing company, distributes gasoline, distillates, residual oil, and renewable fuels to wholesalers, retailers, and commercial customers in the New England states and New York. It operates in three segments: Wholesale, Gasoline Distribution and Station Operations, and Commercial. The Wholesale segment sells home heating oil, branded and unbranded gasoline and gasoline blendstocks, diesel, kerosene, residual oil, and propane to home heating oil and propane retailers, and wholesale distributors. It also aggregates crude oil through truck or pipeline in the mid-continent region of the United States and Canada for distribution to refiners and other customers. The Gasoline Distribution and Station Operations segment sells branded and unbranded gasoline to gasoline station operators and sub-jobbers; operates gasoline stations and convenience stores; and provides car wash, lottery, and ATM services, as well as leases gasoline stations. As of December 31, 2017, this segment had a portfolio of 1,455 owned, leased, and/or supplied gasoline stations, which included 264 convenience stores in the Northeast, Maryland, and Virginia. The Commercial segment delivers unbranded gasoline, home heating oil, diesel, kerosene, residual oil, bunker fuel, and natural gas to end user customers in the public sector, as well as to commercial and industrial end users; and sells custom blended fuels. The company also owns, leases, or maintains storage facilities at 24 bulk terminals with a collective storage capacity of 10.1 million barrels. Global GP LLC serves as the general partner of the company. Global Partners LP was founded in 2005 and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Longwei Petroleum Investment Company Profile

Longwei Petroleum Investment Holding Limited, an energy company, engages in the wholesale distribution of finished petroleum products in the People's Republic of China. The company is involved in the transportation, storage, and sale of finished petroleum products, including diesel, gasoline, fuel oil, and solvents from various petroleum refineries. It also acts as a purchasing agent for other intermediaries; and operates two retail gas stations, which sells diesel and gasoline. The company markets its products to commercial, industrial, retail, and wholesale customers, including transportation companies, coal mining operators, power suppliers, large-scale gas stations, and small and independent gas stations. Longwei Petroleum Investment Holding Limited was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Taiyuan, the People's Republic of China.

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