Enbridge Energy Management (NYSE: EEQ) and Crestwood Midstream Partners (NYSE:CMLP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Enbridge Energy Management and Crestwood Midstream Partners’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Enbridge Energy Management N/A N/A N/A ($0.08) -183.13
Crestwood Midstream Partners N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Enbridge Energy Management pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.5%. Crestwood Midstream Partners does not pay a dividend. Enbridge Energy Management pays out -1,375.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Enbridge Energy Management and Crestwood Midstream Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enbridge Energy Management N/A -750.00% -750.00%
Crestwood Midstream Partners -0.22% -1.34% -0.17%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Enbridge Energy Management and Crestwood Midstream Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enbridge Energy Management 0 2 1 0 2.33
Crestwood Midstream Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A

Enbridge Energy Management presently has a consensus target price of $22.33, suggesting a potential upside of 52.45%. Given Enbridge Energy Management’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Enbridge Energy Management is more favorable than Crestwood Midstream Partners.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

75.1% of Enbridge Energy Management shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Enbridge Energy Management shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Enbridge Energy Management beats Crestwood Midstream Partners on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Enbridge Energy Management

Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. is a limited partner of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (the Partnership). The Company owns i-units, a special class of the Partnership’s limited partner interests. The Company manages the business of the Partnership. The Partnership owns and operates crude oil and liquid petroleum transportation and storage assets, and natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and marketing assets in the United States.

About Crestwood Midstream Partners

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (Crestwood) develops, acquires, owns and operates primarily fee-based assets and operations within the energy midstream sector. The Company has three reporting segments: gathering and processing (G&P), providing natural gas gathering, processing, treating and compression services to producers in multiple unconventional shale plays; storage and transportation, which owns and operates natural gas storage facilities, and NGL and crude services, including crude oil rail terminals, the Arrow gathering system, its fleet of over-the-road crude oil and produced water transportation assets, an NGL storage facility, and US Salt, LLC. It provides infrastructure solutions across the value chain to service liquids-rich and crude oil shale plays across the United States. It owns and operates a portfolio of crude oil and natural gas gathering, processing, storage and transportation assets that connect fundamental energy supply with energy demand across North America.

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