Western Gas Partners, (WES) vs. Its Competitors Head to Head Comparison
Western Gas Partners, (NYSE: WES) is one of 44 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Western Gas Partners, to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Western Gas Partners, and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Western Gas Partners,||$1.80 billion||$591.33 million||37.11|
|Western Gas Partners, Competitors||$40.28 billion||$687.43 million||285.54|
Western Gas Partners,’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Western Gas Partners,. Western Gas Partners, is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Western Gas Partners, and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Western Gas Partners,||1||3||7||0||2.55|
|Western Gas Partners, Competitors||382||1861||2477||113||2.48|
Western Gas Partners, currently has a consensus target price of $60.30, suggesting a potential upside of 32.12%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 6.72%. Given Western Gas Partners,’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Western Gas Partners, is more favorable than its rivals.
Risk & Volatility
Western Gas Partners, has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Western Gas Partners,’s rivals have a beta of 1.36, suggesting that their average stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
60.0% of Western Gas Partners, shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Western Gas Partners, shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Western Gas Partners, pays an annual dividend of $3.62 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.9%. Western Gas Partners, pays out 294.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.2% and pay out 287.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Western Gas Partners, has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years.
This table compares Western Gas Partners, and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Western Gas Partners,||26.41%||14.68%||7.24%|
|Western Gas Partners, Competitors||-1.19%||3.01%||1.54%|
Western Gas Partners, beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
Western Gas Partners, Company Profile
Western Gas Partners, LP is a master limited partnership (MLP) that acquires, owns, develops and operates midstream energy assets. The Company is engaged in the business of gathering, processing, compressing, treating and transporting natural gas, condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and crude oil in the United States. The Company provides midstream services for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko), as well as for third-party producers and customers. The Company’s operations and activities are managed by its general partner, which is indirectly controlled by Anadarko through Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (WGP). As of December 31, 2016, its assets and investments consisted of gathering systems, treating facilities, natural gas processing plants/trains, NGL pipelines, natural gas pipelines and oil pipelines. These assets and investments are located in the Rocky Mountains (Colorado, Utah and Wyoming), North-central Pennsylvania and Texas.
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