Reviewing EnLink Midstream Partners, (ENLK) and Its Competitors

EnLink Midstream Partners, (NYSE: ENLK) is one of 54 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare EnLink Midstream Partners, to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

40.6% of EnLink Midstream Partners, shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of EnLink Midstream Partners, shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
EnLink Midstream Partners, $4.92 billion $754.70 million -66.56
EnLink Midstream Partners, Competitors $5.65 billion $1.31 billion 46.42

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.

Risk & Volatility

EnLink Midstream Partners, has a beta of 2.09, suggesting that its share price is 109% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EnLink Midstream Partners,’s peers have a beta of 1.38, suggesting that their average share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

EnLink Midstream Partners, pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.2%. 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 6.6% and pay out 166.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. EnLink Midstream Partners, has raised 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 Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for EnLink Midstream Partners, and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EnLink Midstream Partners, 0 4 3 0 2.43
EnLink Midstream Partners, Competitors 293 1781 2380 86 2.50

EnLink Midstream Partners, currently has a consensus target price of $18.17, suggesting a potential upside of 18.66%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 24.09%. Given EnLink Midstream Partners,’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe EnLink Midstream Partners, has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

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% 1.28% 0.53%
EnLink Midstream Partners, Competitors 17.21% 10.52% 6.15%

Summary

EnLink Midstream Partners, peers beat EnLink Midstream Partners, on 11 of the 14 factors compared.

About EnLink Midstream Partners,

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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