PBF Logistics (NYSE: PBFX) and Rose Rock Midstream (NYSE:RRMS) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PBF Logistics and Rose Rock Midstream’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PBF Logistics $232.93 million 3.78 $156.03 million $2.11 9.95
Rose Rock Midstream N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

PBF Logistics has higher revenue and earnings than Rose Rock Midstream.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

42.5% of PBF Logistics shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for PBF Logistics and Rose Rock Midstream, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PBF Logistics 0 1 0 0 2.00
Rose Rock Midstream 0 0 0 0 N/A

PBF Logistics presently has a consensus price target of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 14.29%. Given PBF Logistics’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PBF Logistics is more favorable than Rose Rock Midstream.


This table compares PBF Logistics and Rose Rock Midstream’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PBF Logistics 39.25% 62.40% 12.25%
Rose Rock Midstream 5.87% 8.49% 3.12%

Risk & Volatility

PBF Logistics has a beta of 1.32, meaning that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rose Rock Midstream has a beta of 2.21, meaning that its stock price is 121% more volatile than the S&P 500.


PBF Logistics pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.0%. Rose Rock Midstream does not pay a dividend. PBF Logistics pays out 89.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. PBF Logistics has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years and Rose Rock Midstream has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.


PBF Logistics beats Rose Rock Midstream on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

PBF Logistics Company Profile

PBF Logistics LP owns or leases, operates, develops and acquires crude oil and refined petroleum products terminals, pipelines, storage facilities and similar logistics assets. The Company operates through two segments: Transportation and Terminaling, and Storage. The Transportation and Terminaling segment consists of various assets, including Delaware City Rail Unloading Terminal (DCR Rail Terminal), Toledo Truck Unloading Terminal (Toledo Truck Terminal), Delaware City West Heavy Unloading Rack (the DCR West Rack), East Coast Terminals and Torrance Valley Pipeline. The Storage Segment includes the Toledo Storage Facility, excluding the propane truck loading facility. The storage facility at its Toledo Storage Facility consisted of 30 tanks for storing crude oil, refined products and intermediates, as of December 31, 2016. PBF Logistics GP LLC (PBF GP) is its general partner. PBF GP is owned by PBF Energy Company LLC (PBF LLC).

Rose Rock Midstream Company Profile

Rose Rock Midstream, L.P. owns, operates, develops and acquires diversified portfolio of midstream energy assets. The Company is engaged in providing midstream energy related services, such as crude oil gathering, transportation, storage, distribution and marketing in Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming. Its segments include Transportation, Facilities, and Supply and Logistics. Its Transportation segment operates crude oil pipelines and truck transportation businesses in the United States. Its Facilities segment operates crude oil storage and terminal businesses in the United States. Its Supply and Logistics segment operates a crude oil marketing and blending business in the United States. The Company operates in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and Montana, the Denver-Julesburg Basin (DJ Basin) and the Niobrara Shale in the Rocky Mountain region, and the Granite Wash and Mississippi Lime Play in the Mid-Continent region.

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