Valero Energy Partners (VLP) and Its Competitors Financial Contrast

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

Profitability

This table compares Valero Energy Partners and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Valero Energy Partners 52.67% N/A N/A
Valero Energy Partners Competitors 17.51% 10.65% 6.23%

Dividends

Valero Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.82 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Valero Energy Partners pays out 64.3% 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. Valero Energy Partners has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Valero Energy Partners and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Valero Energy Partners 0 2 6 0 2.75
Valero Energy Partners Competitors 293 1781 2380 86 2.50

Valero Energy Partners presently has a consensus target price of $53.14, suggesting a potential upside of 23.70%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 24.04%. Given Valero Energy Partners’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Valero Energy Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Valero Energy Partners has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Valero Energy Partners’ competitors have a beta of 1.38, indicating that their average share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Valero Energy Partners and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Valero Energy Partners $412.55 million $298.24 million 15.18
Valero Energy Partners Competitors $5.65 billion $1.31 billion 46.42

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

30.0% of Valero Energy Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Valero Energy Partners competitors beat Valero Energy Partners on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Valero Energy Partners

Valero Energy Partners LP owns, operates, develops and acquires crude oil and refined petroleum products pipelines, terminals, and other transportation and logistics assets. The Company’s assets include crude oil and refined petroleum products pipelines, terminals, and other logistics assets in the United States Gulf Coast and the United States Mid-Continent regions that are integral to the operations of the ten of Valero Energy Corporation (Valero) refineries. It provides assets and services, such as Port Arthur logistics system, McKee logistics system, Memphis logistics system, Three Rivers logistics system, Ardmore logistics system, Houston logistics system, St. Charles logistics system, Corpus Christi logistics system and Meraux logistics system. Port Arthur logistics system includes its Lucas crude system and its Port Arthur products system. McKee logistics system is a crude oil and refined petroleum products pipeline and terminal system supporting Valero’s McKee Refinery.

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