Head-To-Head Comparison: Western Refining Logistics (WNRL) vs. The Competition

Western Refining Logistics (NYSE: WNRL) is one of 50 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Western Refining Logistics to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Western Refining Logistics pays an annual dividend of $1.87 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. Western Refining Logistics pays out 174.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.7% and pay out 160.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Western Refining Logistics has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

Western Refining Logistics has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Western Refining Logistics’ rivals have a beta of 1.34, suggesting that their average share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

40.1% of Western Refining Logistics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 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, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Western Refining Logistics and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Western Refining Logistics 3.05% 78.84% 12.72%
Western Refining Logistics Competitors 18.57% 87.90% 5.97%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Western Refining Logistics and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Western Refining Logistics 0 1 0 0 2.00
Western Refining Logistics Competitors 307 1842 2422 86 2.49

As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 23.62%. Given Western Refining Logistics’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Western Refining Logistics has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Western Refining Logistics and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Western Refining Logistics N/A N/A 22.29
Western Refining Logistics Competitors $4.88 billion $288.25 million 21.65

Western Refining Logistics’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Western Refining Logistics. Western Refining Logistics is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Western Refining Logistics rivals beat Western Refining Logistics on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

Western Refining Logistics Company Profile

Western Refining Logistics, LP owns, operates, develops, and acquires logistics and related assets and businesses to include terminals, storage tanks, pipelines and other logistics assets related to the terminaling, transportation, storage and distribution of crude oil and refined products. The Company’s segments include logistics and wholesale. The Company operates its logistics business and wholesale business under commercial and service agreements with Western Refining, Inc. (Western). Its logistics assets consist of pipeline and gathering infrastructure and terminalling, transportation and storage assets in the Southwest and the Upper Great Plains region. Its wholesale business purchases its petroleum fuels from Western, and its lubricants and additional petroleum fuels from third-party suppliers.

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