SemGroup Corp (NASDAQ: SEMG) and Genesis Energy, L.P. (NYSE:GEL) are both mid-cap energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

74.5% of Genesis Energy, L.P. shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Genesis Energy, L.P. shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for SemGroup Corp and Genesis Energy, L.P., as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SemGroup Corp 0 0 1 0 3.00
Genesis Energy, L.P. 0 6 4 0 2.40

SemGroup Corp currently has a consensus target price of $33.00, suggesting a potential upside of 18.28%. Genesis Energy, L.P. has a consensus target price of $34.11, suggesting a potential upside of 41.01%. Given Genesis Energy, L.P.’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Genesis Energy, L.P. is more favorable than SemGroup Corp.

Profitability

This table compares SemGroup Corp and Genesis Energy, L.P.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SemGroup Corp 2.03% 2.73% 1.22%
Genesis Energy, L.P. 6.73% 5.32% 2.03%

Dividends

Genesis Energy, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $2.89 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.9%. SemGroup Corp does not pay a dividend. Genesis Energy, L.P. pays out 294.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. SemGroup Corp has raised its dividend for 12 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares SemGroup Corp and Genesis Energy, L.P.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SemGroup Corp $1.66 billion 1.32 $147.28 million N/A N/A
Genesis Energy, L.P. $1.71 billion 1.73 $416.75 million $0.98 24.68

Genesis Energy, L.P. has higher revenue and earnings than SemGroup Corp.

Summary

Genesis Energy, L.P. beats SemGroup Corp on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

SemGroup Corp Company Profile

SemGroup Corporation is a provider of gathering, transportation, storage, distribution, marketing and other midstream services to producers, refiners of petroleum products and other market participants located in the Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States and Canada. The Company’s segments include Crude Transportation, which operates crude oil pipelines and truck transportation businesses in the United States; Crude Facilities, which operates crude oil storage and terminal businesses in the United States; Crude Supply and Logistics, which operates a crude oil marketing business; SemGas, which provides natural gas gathering and processing services; SemCAMS, which operates natural gas processing and gathering facilities in Alberta, Canada; SemLogistics, which owns petroleum products storage facility in the United Kingdom, and SemMexico, which provides liquid asphalt cement products and product application services to the Mexican market, and Corporate and Other.

Genesis Energy, L.P. Company Profile

Genesis Energy L.P. is a limited partnership focused on the midstream segment of the oil and gas industry. The Company operates through four segments: Offshore Pipeline Transportation, Refinery Services, Marine Transportation, and Supply and Logistics. The Offshore Pipeline Transportation segment is engaged in the offshore transportation of crude oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico. The Refinery Services segment is involved in the processing of high sulfur (or sour) gas streams as part of refining operations to remove the sulfur and selling the related by-product, sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS). The Marine Transportation segment provides waterborne transportation of petroleum products and crude oil throughout North America. The Supply and Logistics segment is engaged in terminaling, blending, storing, marketing, and transporting crude oil and petroleum products (fuel oil, asphalt and other heavy refined products) and carbon dioxide.

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