Head-To-Head Analysis: Penntex Midstream Partners (PTXP) and Andeavor Logistics (ANDX)

Penntex Midstream Partners (NASDAQ: PTXP) and Andeavor Logistics (NASDAQ:ANDX) are both oil & gas transportation services – nec companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Penntex Midstream Partners and Andeavor Logistics, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Penntex Midstream Partners 0 6 1 0 2.14
Andeavor Logistics 0 2 4 0 2.67

Penntex Midstream Partners presently has a consensus price target of $19.17, indicating a potential downside of 4.17%. Andeavor Logistics has a consensus price target of $59.17, indicating a potential upside of 32.48%. Given Andeavor Logistics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Andeavor Logistics is more favorable than Penntex Midstream Partners.

Profitability

This table compares Penntex Midstream Partners and Andeavor Logistics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Penntex Midstream Partners 34.54% 11.00% 5.81%
Andeavor Logistics 26.63% 15.11% 7.53%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

55.0% of Penntex Midstream Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Penntex Midstream Partners and Andeavor Logistics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Penntex Midstream Partners N/A N/A N/A $0.26 76.92
Andeavor Logistics N/A N/A N/A $1.96 22.79

Andeavor Logistics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Penntex Midstream Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Andeavor Logistics beats Penntex Midstream Partners on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Penntex Midstream Partners

PennTex Midstream Partners, LP, focuses on owning, operating, acquiring and developing midstream energy infrastructure assets in North America. The Company owns and operates midstream gathering, processing and transportation assets in northern Louisiana. The Company provides natural gas gathering and processing and residue gas and natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation services to producers focused on the Cotton Valley formation in northern Louisiana. The Company’s assets primarily consisted of natural gas gathering pipeline, two 200 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) design-capacity cryogenic natural gas processing plants, and residue gas and NGL transportation pipelines, as of December 31, 2016. In addition to providing midstream services to its primary customer with its existing assets, the Company pursues other opportunities for organic development and growth as producers in its region continue to develop their acreage.

About Andeavor Logistics

Andeavor Logistics LP, formerly Tesoro Logistics LP, is a full-service logistics company operating in the western and mid-continent regions of the United States. The Company operates through three segments. Its Gathering segment consists of crude oil, natural gas and produced water gathering systems in the Bakken Region and Rockies Region. Its Processing segment consists of the Vermillion processing complex, the Uinta Basin processing complex, the Blacks Fork processing complex and the Emigrant Trail processing complex. Its Terminalling and Transportation segment consists of the Northwest Products Pipeline, which includes a regulated common carrier products, a regulated common carrier refined products pipeline system connecting Tesoro Corporation’s Kenai refinery to Anchorage, Alaska, and crude oil and refined products terminals and storage facilities in the western and midwestern United States; marine terminals in California; a petroleum coke handling and storage facility.

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