Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings (CQH) & Dynagas LNG Partners (DLNG) Critical Comparison
Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings (NYSE: CQH) and Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) are both energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings and Dynagas LNG Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings||$20.34 million||285.98||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Dynagas LNG Partners||$166.20 million||3.06||$128.29 million||$1.58||9.06|
Dynagas LNG Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings and Dynagas LNG Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings||0||3||0||0||2.00|
|Dynagas LNG Partners||0||3||3||0||2.50|
Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $27.50, indicating a potential upside of 9.54%. Dynagas LNG Partners has a consensus target price of $15.92, indicating a potential upside of 11.23%. Given Dynagas LNG Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Dynagas LNG Partners is more favorable than Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
19.6% of Dynagas LNG Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings and Dynagas LNG Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings||88.04%||16,861.22%||3,028.20%|
|Dynagas LNG Partners||37.68%||23.74%||6.28%|
Dynagas LNG Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.69 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.8%. Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings does not pay a dividend. Dynagas LNG Partners pays out 107.0% 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 Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings
Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC (Cheniere Holdings) is a limited liability company. The Company’s business consists of owning and holding Cheniere Energy Patners, L.P. (Cheniere Partners) limited partner common units, Class B units and subordinated units (collectively, the Cheniere Partners units), along with cash or other property that it receives as distributions in respect of such units. Cheniere Partners is developing, constructing and operating natural gas liquefaction facilities at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, on the Sabine-Neches Waterway less than four miles from the Gulf Coast adjacent to the existing regasification facilities through its subsidiary, Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC (SPL). Cheniere Partners owns and operates the liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification facilities at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal through its subsidiary, Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. (SPLNG).
About Dynagas LNG Partners
Dynagas LNG Partners LP is a limited partnership, which focuses on owning and operating liquid natural gas (LNG) carriers. The Company’s vessels are employed on multi-year time charters with international energy companies. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated a fleet of six LNG carriers, consisting of the three LNG carriers in its Initial Fleet, the Clean Energy, the Ob River and the Amur River, and three 2013-built Ice Class LNG carriers that the Company acquired from its Sponsor the Arctic Aurora, the Yenisei River, and the Lena River (collectively referred as its Fleet). The vessels in its Fleet have an average age of 6.6 years and are contracted under multi-year charters with Shell, Gazprom, Statoil and Yamal with an average remaining charter term, as of March 17, 2017, of approximately 10.6 years, including the charter agreements relating to the Yenisei River and the Lena River with Yamal. The Company’s Fleet is managed by its manager, Dynagas Ltd.
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