Rose Rock Midstream (NYSE: RRMS) is one of 50 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Rose Rock Midstream to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends and risk.

Dividends

Rose Rock Midstream pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.7%. Rose Rock Midstream pays out 303.4% 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 6.6% and pay out 159.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Rose Rock Midstream has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

57.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Rose Rock Midstream and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rose Rock Midstream 5.87% 8.49% 3.12%
Rose Rock Midstream Competitors 18.49% 87.81% 5.91%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Rose Rock Midstream and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Rose Rock Midstream N/A N/A 31.22
Rose Rock Midstream Competitors $4.88 billion $288.25 million 18.81

Rose Rock Midstream’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Rose Rock Midstream. Rose Rock Midstream is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Rose Rock Midstream and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rose Rock Midstream 0 0 0 0 N/A
Rose Rock Midstream Competitors 308 1844 2428 86 2.49

As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 20.13%. Given Rose Rock Midstream’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Rose Rock Midstream has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Rose Rock Midstream competitors beat Rose Rock Midstream on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

Rose Rock Midstream Company Profile

Rose Rock Midstream, L.P. owns, operates, develops and acquires diversified portfolio of midstream energy assets. The Company is engaged in providing midstream energy related services, such as crude oil gathering, transportation, storage, distribution and marketing in Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming. Its segments include Transportation, Facilities, and Supply and Logistics. Its Transportation segment operates crude oil pipelines and truck transportation businesses in the United States. Its Facilities segment operates crude oil storage and terminal businesses in the United States. Its Supply and Logistics segment operates a crude oil marketing and blending business in the United States. The Company operates in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and Montana, the Denver-Julesburg Basin (DJ Basin) and the Niobrara Shale in the Rocky Mountain region, and the Granite Wash and Mississippi Lime Play in the Mid-Continent region.

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