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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

55.0% of Penntex Midstream Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Penntex Midstream Partners and BP Midstream Partners’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Penntex Midstream Partners N/A N/A N/A $0.26 76.92
BP Midstream Partners N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Profitability

This table compares Penntex Midstream Partners and BP Midstream Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Penntex Midstream Partners 34.54% 11.00% 5.81%
BP Midstream Partners N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Penntex Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. BP Midstream Partners does not pay a dividend. Penntex Midstream Partners pays out 453.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Penntex Midstream Partners and BP Midstream Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Penntex Midstream Partners 0 6 0 0 2.00
BP Midstream Partners 0 3 2 0 2.40

Penntex Midstream Partners currently has a consensus price target of $19.17, indicating a potential downside of 4.17%. BP Midstream Partners has a consensus price target of $20.75, indicating a potential upside of 16.44%. Given BP Midstream Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe BP Midstream Partners is more favorable than Penntex Midstream Partners.

Summary

Penntex Midstream Partners beats BP Midstream Partners on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Penntex Midstream Partners Company Profile

PennTex Midstream Partners, LP, focuses on owning, operating, acquiring and developing midstream energy infrastructure assets in North America. The Company owns and operates midstream gathering, processing and transportation assets in northern Louisiana. The Company provides natural gas gathering and processing and residue gas and natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation services to producers focused on the Cotton Valley formation in northern Louisiana. The Company’s assets primarily consisted of natural gas gathering pipeline, two 200 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) design-capacity cryogenic natural gas processing plants, and residue gas and NGL transportation pipelines, as of December 31, 2016. In addition to providing midstream services to its primary customer with its existing assets, the Company pursues other opportunities for organic development and growth as producers in its region continue to develop their acreage.

BP Midstream Partners Company Profile

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.

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