Antero Midstream GP (NASDAQ: AMGP) and USA Compression Partners, (NYSE:USAC) are both energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Antero Midstream GP and USA Compression Partners,, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Antero Midstream GP 0 4 10 1 2.80
USA Compression Partners, 0 2 1 0 2.33

Antero Midstream GP currently has a consensus target price of $26.33, suggesting a potential upside of 36.94%. USA Compression Partners, has a consensus target price of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 16.66%. Given Antero Midstream GP’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Antero Midstream GP is more favorable than USA Compression Partners,.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Antero Midstream GP and USA Compression Partners,’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Antero Midstream GP $39.24 million 91.24 N/A N/A N/A
USA Compression Partners, $268.09 million 3.54 $129.99 million $0.03 514.33

USA Compression Partners, has higher revenue and earnings than Antero Midstream GP.

Profitability

This table compares Antero Midstream GP and USA Compression Partners,’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Antero Midstream GP N/A -77.88% -46.99%
USA Compression Partners, 1.20% 1.38% 0.65%

Dividends

USA Compression Partners, pays an annual dividend of $2.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.6%. Antero Midstream GP does not pay a dividend. USA Compression Partners, pays out 7,000.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Antero Midstream GP beats USA Compression Partners, on 7 of the 12 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 USA Compression Partners,

USA Compression Partners, LP is an independent provider of compression services in the United States. The Company provides compression services to its customers primarily in connection with infrastructure applications, including both allowing for the processing and transportation of natural gas through the domestic pipeline system and managing crude oil production through artificial lift processes. The Company engineers, designs, operates, services and repairs its compression units, and maintains related support inventory and equipment. It provides compression services in mature conventional basins, including gas lift applications on crude oil wells focused by horizontal drilling techniques. The Company provides compression services in various shale plays throughout the United States, including the Utica, Marcellus, Permian Basin, Delaware Basin, Eagle Ford, Mississippi Lime, Granite Wash, Woodford, Barnett, Haynesville, Niobrara and Fayetteville shales.

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