Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA) is one of 53 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

42.1% of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. 0 13 10 0 2.43
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. Competitors 385 2074 2483 109 2.46

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. currently has a consensus target price of $28.65, indicating a potential upside of 34.38%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 17.39%. Given Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. $23.87 billion $2.01 billion 16.03
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. Competitors $5.66 billion $1.31 billion 38.31

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. 4.42% 10.14% 3.41%
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. Competitors 16.33% 8.61% 5.36%

Dividends

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.3%. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. pays out 165.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.4% and pay out 172.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Volatility & Risk

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.’s peers have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. peers beat Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and provide logistics services for crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), natural gas and refined products. The Company operates through three segments: Transportation, Facilities, and Supply and Logistics. The Company’s transportation segment operations consist of activities associated with transporting crude oil and NGL on pipelines, gathering systems, trucks and barges. Its Facilities segment operations consist of activities associated with providing storage, terminaling and throughput services for crude oil, refined products, NGL and natural gas, as well as NGL fractionation and isomerization services and natural gas and condensate processing services. Its supply and logistics segment operations consist of the merchant-related activities, including the purchase of the United States and Canadian crude oil at the wellhead, the bulk purchase of crude oil at pipeline, terminal and rail facilities.

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