Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings (NYSE: CQH) and Cheniere Energy (NYSE:LNG) are both mid-cap energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings and Cheniere Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings 88.04% 16,861.22% 3,028.20%
Cheniere Energy 1.69% N/A 0.32%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings and Cheniere Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings 0 3 0 0 2.00
Cheniere Energy 0 1 5 0 2.83

Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $27.50, indicating a potential upside of 11.20%. Cheniere Energy has a consensus target price of $53.76, indicating a potential upside of 27.32%. Given Cheniere Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cheniere Energy is more favorable than Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings and Cheniere Energy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings $20.34 million 281.71 N/A N/A N/A
Cheniere Energy $3.48 billion 2.82 $1.11 billion N/A N/A

Cheniere Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings.

About Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings

Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC (Cheniere Holdings) is a limited liability company. The Company’s business consists of owning and holding Cheniere Energy Patners, L.P. (Cheniere Partners) limited partner common units, Class B units and subordinated units (collectively, the Cheniere Partners units), along with cash or other property that it receives as distributions in respect of such units. Cheniere Partners is developing, constructing and operating natural gas liquefaction facilities at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, on the Sabine-Neches Waterway less than four miles from the Gulf Coast adjacent to the existing regasification facilities through its subsidiary, Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC (SPL). Cheniere Partners owns and operates the liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification facilities at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal through its subsidiary, Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. (SPLNG).

About Cheniere Energy

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (Cheniere) is an energy company primarily engaged in liquefied natural gas (LNG)-related businesses. The Company operates through two segments: LNG terminal business, and LNG and natural gas marketing business. Its LNG terminal segment consists of the Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi LNG terminals. Its LNG and natural gas marketing segment consists of LNG and natural gas marketing activities by Cheniere Marketing. Cheniere Marketing is developing a portfolio of long- and medium-term SPAs with professional staff based in the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Chile. The Company conducts its business through its subsidiaries, including the development, construction and operation of its LNG terminal business and the development and operation of its LNG and natural gas marketing business. The Company owns and operates the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Louisiana through its ownership interest in and management agreements with Cheniere Partners.

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