Comparing TC Pipelines, (TCLP) & Oneok Partners (OKS)

Oneok Partners (NYSE: OKS) and TC Pipelines, (NASDAQ:TCLP) are both energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Oneok Partners and TC Pipelines,’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oneok Partners 9.82% 11.31% 7.03%
TC Pipelines, 84.27% 23.48% 9.51%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Oneok Partners and TC Pipelines,, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oneok Partners 0 11 2 0 2.15
TC Pipelines, 0 0 0 0 N/A

Oneok Partners presently has a consensus target price of $47.09, suggesting a potential downside of 7.79%. Given Oneok Partners’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Oneok Partners is more favorable than TC Pipelines,.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

41.2% of Oneok Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Oneok Partners and TC Pipelines,’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oneok Partners N/A N/A N/A $2.30 22.20
TC Pipelines, N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Oneok Partners pays an annual dividend of $3.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. TC Pipelines, does not pay a dividend. Oneok Partners pays out 137.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

About Oneok Partners

ONEOK Partners, L.P. is engaged in gathering, processing, storage and transportation of natural gas in the United States. In addition, the Company owns natural gas liquids (NGL) systems, connecting NGL supply in the Mid-Continent, Permian and Rocky Mountain regions. It operates through three segments: Natural Gas Gathering and Processing, Natural Gas Liquids, and Natural Gas Pipelines. The Natural Gas Gathering and Processing segment provides midstream services to contracted producers in North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Kansas and Oklahoma. Its Natural Gas Liquids segment owned and operated facilities that gathered, fractionated, treated and distributed NGLs and store NGL products, in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico and the Rocky Mountain region where it provided midstream services to producers of NGLs and delivered those products to the two primary market centers, one in the Mid-Continent in Conway, and the other in the Gulf Coast in Mont Belvieu, Texas, as of December 31, 2016.

About TC Pipelines,

TC PipeLines, LP is a master limited partnership. The Company acquires, owns and participates in the management of energy infrastructure businesses in North America. The Company’s pipeline systems transport natural gas in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had four pipelines and equity ownership interests in three natural gas interstate pipeline systems that are collectively designed to transport approximately 9.1 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from producing regions and import facilities to market hubs and consuming markets primarily in the Western, Midwestern and Eastern United States. The Company’s pipeline systems include Gas Transmission Northwest LLC (GTN), Bison Pipeline LLC (Bison), North Baja Pipeline, LLC (North Baja), Tuscarora Gas Transmission Company (Tuscarora), Northern Border Pipeline Company (Northern Border), Portland Natural Gas Transmission System (PNGTS), and Great Lakes Gas Transmission Limited Partnership (Great Lakes).

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