Reviewing Targa Pipeline Partners (APL) and Its Peers

Targa Pipeline Partners (NYSE: APL) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Targa Pipeline Partners to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.7% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.4% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Targa Pipeline Partners and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Targa Pipeline Partners N/A N/A 30.02
Targa Pipeline Partners Competitors $1.90 billion -$327.68 million -832.98

Targa Pipeline Partners’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Targa Pipeline Partners. Targa Pipeline Partners is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Targa Pipeline Partners 14.09% 17.87% 9.56%
Targa Pipeline Partners Competitors -11.49% -5.07% -3.29%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Targa Pipeline Partners and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Targa Pipeline Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A
Targa Pipeline Partners Competitors 472 2169 2992 119 2.48

As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 10.18%. Given Targa Pipeline Partners’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Targa Pipeline Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Targa Pipeline Partners Company Profile

Targa Pipeline Partners, L.P. (the Partnership), formerly Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P., was formed by its parent, Targa Resources Corp., to own, operate, acquire and develop a diversified portfolio of complementary midstream energy assets. The Partnership is a provider of midstream natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGL), terminaling and crude oil gathering services in the United States. The Partnership is engaged in the business of gathering, compressing, treating, processing and selling natural gas; storing, fractionating, treating, transporting and selling NGLs and NGL products; gathering, storing and terminaling crude oil; and storing, terminaling and selling refined petroleum products.

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