Contrasting EnLink Midstream Partners, (ENLK) and The Competition
EnLink Midstream Partners, (NYSE: ENLK) is one of 50 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare EnLink Midstream Partners, to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation and dividends.
This table compares EnLink Midstream Partners, and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|EnLink Midstream Partners,||0.76%||1.20%||0.53%|
|EnLink Midstream Partners, Competitors||18.80%||86.84%||6.02%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for EnLink Midstream Partners, and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|EnLink Midstream Partners,||0||4||4||0||2.50|
|EnLink Midstream Partners, Competitors||300||1806||2389||86||2.49|
EnLink Midstream Partners, currently has a consensus price target of $18.29, indicating a potential upside of 17.14%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 24.50%. Given EnLink Midstream Partners,’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe EnLink Midstream Partners, has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
EnLink Midstream Partners, pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.0%. EnLink Midstream Partners, pays out -678.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.7% and pay out 159.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. EnLink Midstream Partners, has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years. EnLink Midstream Partners, is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares EnLink Midstream Partners, and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|EnLink Midstream Partners,||$4.25 billion||-$565.20 million||-67.87|
|EnLink Midstream Partners, Competitors||$4.88 billion||$288.25 million||18.64|
EnLink Midstream Partners,’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than EnLink Midstream Partners,. EnLink Midstream 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.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
41.1% of EnLink Midstream Partners, shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.1% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of EnLink Midstream Partners, shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
EnLink Midstream Partners, has a beta of 2.08, indicating that its stock price is 108% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EnLink Midstream Partners,’s rivals have a beta of 1.35, indicating that their average stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.
EnLink Midstream Partners, rivals beat EnLink Midstream Partners, on 10 of the 14 factors compared.
EnLink Midstream Partners, Company Profile
EnLink Midstream Partners, LP is a midstream company. The Company’s business activities are conducted through its subsidiary, EnLink Midstream Operating, LP (the Operating Partnership) and the subsidiaries of the Operating Partnership. The Company operates through five segments: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Crude and Condensate, and Corporate. The Company focuses on providing midstream energy services, including gathering, processing, transmission, fractionation, storage, condensate stabilization, brine services and marketing to producers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil and condensate. As of December 31, 2016, its midstream energy asset network included approximately 11,000 miles of pipelines, 20 natural gas processing plants, seven fractionators, barge and rail terminals, product storage facilities, purchasing and marketing capabilities, brine disposal wells, a crude oil trucking fleet, and equity investments in certain private midstream companies.
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