Rice Midstream Partners (NYSE: RMP) is one of 13 publicly-traded companies in the “LNG Transportation & Storage” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Rice Midstream Partners to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.
Volatility & Risk
Rice Midstream Partners has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rice Midstream Partners’ rivals have a beta of 1.26, meaning that their average share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Rice Midstream Partners and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Rice Midstream Partners||0||12||3||0||2.20|
|Rice Midstream Partners Competitors||60||253||514||10||2.57|
Rice Midstream Partners currently has a consensus price target of $21.29, suggesting a potential upside of 3.28%. As a group, “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies have a potential upside of 15.41%. Given Rice Midstream Partners’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Rice Midstream Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Rice Midstream Partners and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Rice Midstream Partners||$201.62 million||$121.61 million||11.98|
|Rice Midstream Partners Competitors||$302.22 million||$55.11 million||49.03|
Rice Midstream Partners’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Rice Midstream Partners. Rice Midstream Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Rice Midstream Partners and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Rice Midstream Partners||59.24%||13.59%||11.34%|
|Rice Midstream Partners Competitors||16.08%||1,540.20%||279.11%|
Rice Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. Rice Midstream Partners pays out 65.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.6% and pay out 91.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
73.9% of shares of all “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of shares of all “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Rice Midstream Partners rivals beat Rice Midstream Partners on 11 of the 15 factors compared.
Rice Midstream Partners Company Profile
Rice Midstream Partners LP owns, operates, develops and acquires midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin. The Company’s segments are gathering and compression, and water services. The gathering and compression segment provides natural gas gathering and compression services for Rice Energy Inc. (Rice Energy) and third parties in the Appalachian Basin. The water services segment provides water services to support well completion activities, and to collect and recycle or dispose of flowback and produced water for Rice Energy and third parties in the Appalachian Basin. Its gas gathering and compression assets are located within the dry gas core of the Marcellus Shale and, consists of approximately 3.3 million dekatherms per day (MMDth/d) high-pressure dry gas gathering system and associated compression in Washington County, Pennsylvania, and an approximately 840 thousand dekatherms per day (MDth/d) high-pressure dry gas gathering system in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
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