Head-To-Head Survey: BP Midstream Partners (BPMP) versus Enbridge Energy Management (EEQ)

BP Midstream Partners (NYSE: BPMP) and Enbridge Energy Management (NYSE:EEQ) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares BP Midstream Partners and Enbridge Energy Management’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BP Midstream Partners N/A N/A N/A $0.42 45.21
Enbridge Energy Management N/A N/A -$120.10 million ($0.07) -186.43

Enbridge Energy Management is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than BP Midstream Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for BP Midstream Partners and Enbridge Energy Management, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BP Midstream Partners 0 4 2 0 2.33
Enbridge Energy Management 0 2 0 0 2.00

BP Midstream Partners presently has a consensus price target of $20.80, indicating a potential upside of 9.53%. Enbridge Energy Management has a consensus price target of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of 53.26%. Given Enbridge Energy Management’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Enbridge Energy Management is more favorable than BP Midstream Partners.

Profitability

This table compares BP Midstream Partners and Enbridge Energy Management’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BP Midstream Partners N/A N/A N/A
Enbridge Energy Management N/A -852.34% -852.34%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.6% of Enbridge Energy Management shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Enbridge Energy Management shares are held by company insiders. 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.

Dividends

Enbridge Energy Management pays an annual dividend of $0.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. BP Midstream Partners does not pay a dividend. Enbridge Energy Management pays out -785.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

BP Midstream Partners beats Enbridge Energy Management on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About BP Midstream Partners

BP Midstream Partners LP is a master limited partnership formed by BP Pipelines (North America) Inc. The Company owns, operates, develops and acquires pipelines and other midstream assets. It owns one onshore crude oil pipeline system, one onshore refined products pipeline system, one onshore diluent pipeline system, interests in four offshore crude oil pipeline systems and an interest in one offshore natural gas pipeline system. Its onshore crude oil, refined products and diluent pipelines include BP2 Pipeline, River Rouge Pipeline and Diamondback Pipeline. Its offshore crude oil and natural gas pipelines include Mars System, Caesar Pipeline, Cleopatra Pipeline, Proteus Pipeline and Endymion Pipeline.

About Enbridge Energy Management

Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. is a limited partner of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (the Partnership). The Company owns i-units, a special class of the Partnership’s limited partner interests. The Company manages the business of the Partnership. The Partnership owns and operates crude oil and liquid petroleum transportation and storage assets, and natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and marketing assets in the United States.

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