EnLink Midstream Partners, (NYSE: ENLK) is one of 50 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare EnLink Midstream Partners, to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

EnLink Midstream Partners, has a beta of 2.08, suggesting that its share price is 108% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EnLink Midstream Partners,’s peers have a beta of 1.37, suggesting that their average share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares EnLink Midstream Partners, and its peers’ 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 18.70% 88.38% 6.01%

Dividends

EnLink Midstream Partners, pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.5%. 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 6.8% and pay out 159.3% 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 peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for EnLink Midstream Partners, and its peers, 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 304 1813 2402 86 2.49

EnLink Midstream Partners, currently has a consensus target price of $18.29, suggesting a potential upside of 23.14%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 27.43%. Given EnLink Midstream Partners,’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe EnLink Midstream Partners, has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional 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, 9.2% 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 will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares EnLink Midstream Partners, and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
EnLink Midstream Partners, $4.25 billion -$565.20 million -64.56
EnLink Midstream Partners, Competitors $4.88 billion $288.25 million -21.35

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

Summary

EnLink Midstream Partners, peers 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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