Antero Midstream Partners (NYSE: AM) and TC Pipelines, (NASDAQ:TCLP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

46.8% of Antero Midstream Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of Antero Midstream Partners shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Antero Midstream Partners and TC Pipelines,, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Antero Midstream Partners 0 0 13 0 3.00
TC Pipelines, 0 0 0 0 N/A

Antero Midstream Partners currently has a consensus price target of $38.50, suggesting a potential upside of 21.26%. Given Antero Midstream Partners’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Antero Midstream Partners is more favorable than TC Pipelines,.

Profitability

This table compares Antero Midstream Partners and TC Pipelines,’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Antero Midstream Partners 41.15% 21.03% 11.40%
TC Pipelines, 84.27% 23.48% 9.51%

Dividends

Antero Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. TC Pipelines, does not pay a dividend. Antero Midstream Partners pays out 86.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Antero Midstream Partners and TC Pipelines,’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Antero Midstream Partners $682.01 million 8.68 $455.28 million $1.48 21.45
TC Pipelines, N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Antero Midstream Partners has higher revenue and earnings than TC Pipelines,.

Summary

Antero Midstream Partners beats TC Pipelines, on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Antero Midstream Partners Company Profile

Antero Midstream Partners LP is a limited partnership formed by Antero Resources Corporation (Antero Resources) to own, operate and develop midstream energy assets to service Antero Resources’ production. The Company’s segments include gathering and compression, and water handling and treatment. The gathering and compression segment includes a network of gathering pipelines, compressor stations, and processing and fractionation plants that collect and process natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and oil from Antero Resources’ wells in West Virginia and Ohio. Its water handling and treatment segment includes two independent fresh water distribution systems from sources including the Ohio River, local reservoirs, as well as several regional waterways. The water handling and treatment segment also includes other fluid handling services which includes, high rate transfer, wastewater transportation, disposal and treatment.

TC Pipelines, Company Profile

TC PipeLines, LP is a master limited partnership. The Company acquires, owns and participates in the management of energy infrastructure businesses in North America. The Company’s pipeline systems transport natural gas in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had four pipelines and equity ownership interests in three natural gas interstate pipeline systems that are collectively designed to transport approximately 9.1 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from producing regions and import facilities to market hubs and consuming markets primarily in the Western, Midwestern and Eastern United States. The Company’s pipeline systems include Gas Transmission Northwest LLC (GTN), Bison Pipeline LLC (Bison), North Baja Pipeline, LLC (North Baja), Tuscarora Gas Transmission Company (Tuscarora), Northern Border Pipeline Company (Northern Border), Portland Natural Gas Transmission System (PNGTS), and Great Lakes Gas Transmission Limited Partnership (Great Lakes).

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