Penntex Midstream Partners (NASDAQ: PTXP) is one of 51 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Penntex Midstream Partners to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Penntex Midstream Partners and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Penntex Midstream Partners 0 6 1 0 2.14
Penntex Midstream Partners Competitors 289 1775 2347 86 2.50

Penntex Midstream Partners currently has a consensus price target of $19.17, indicating a potential downside of 4.17%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 24.32%. Given Penntex Midstream Partners’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Penntex Midstream Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

55.0% of Penntex Midstream Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Penntex Midstream Partners and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Penntex Midstream Partners N/A N/A 76.92
Penntex Midstream Partners Competitors $5.01 billion $294.02 million 37.63

Penntex Midstream Partners’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Penntex Midstream Partners. Penntex Midstream Partners is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Penntex Midstream Partners and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Penntex Midstream Partners 34.54% 11.00% 5.81%
Penntex Midstream Partners Competitors 17.60% 350.00% 6.15%

Summary

Penntex Midstream Partners peers beat Penntex Midstream Partners on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

About Penntex Midstream Partners

PennTex Midstream Partners, LP, focuses on owning, operating, acquiring and developing midstream energy infrastructure assets in North America. The Company owns and operates midstream gathering, processing and transportation assets in northern Louisiana. The Company provides natural gas gathering and processing and residue gas and natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation services to producers focused on the Cotton Valley formation in northern Louisiana. The Company’s assets primarily consisted of natural gas gathering pipeline, two 200 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) design-capacity cryogenic natural gas processing plants, and residue gas and NGL transportation pipelines, as of December 31, 2016. In addition to providing midstream services to its primary customer with its existing assets, the Company pursues other opportunities for organic development and growth as producers in its region continue to develop their acreage.

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