Oasis Midstream Partners (NYSE: OMP) and Archrock Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:APLP) are both small-cap oil related services and equipment – nec companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.8% of Oasis Midstream Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.2% of Archrock Partners, L.P. shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Archrock Partners, L.P. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Oasis Midstream Partners and Archrock Partners, L.P.’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oasis Midstream Partners $120.85 million 3.90 $40.12 million $3.21 5.33
Archrock Partners, L.P. $562.36 million 1.64 -$10.75 million ($0.26) -50.54

Oasis Midstream Partners has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Archrock Partners, L.P.. Archrock Partners, L.P. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Oasis Midstream Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Oasis Midstream Partners and Archrock Partners, L.P.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oasis Midstream Partners N/A N/A N/A
Archrock Partners, L.P. -3.10% 4.32% 1.15%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Oasis Midstream Partners and Archrock Partners, L.P., as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oasis Midstream Partners 0 1 8 0 2.89
Archrock Partners, L.P. 0 3 1 0 2.25

Oasis Midstream Partners currently has a consensus price target of $21.86, suggesting a potential upside of 27.67%. Archrock Partners, L.P. has a consensus price target of $17.50, suggesting a potential upside of 33.18%. Given Archrock Partners, L.P.’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Archrock Partners, L.P. is more favorable than Oasis Midstream Partners.

Dividends

Archrock Partners, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.7%. Oasis Midstream Partners does not pay a dividend. Archrock Partners, L.P. pays out -438.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Archrock Partners, L.P. beats Oasis Midstream Partners on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Oasis Midstream Partners

Oasis Midstream Partners LP is a master limited partnership company. The Company is formed to own, develop, operate and acquire a diversified portfolio of midstream assets in North America that are integral to the oil and natural gas operations exclusively within the Williston Basin. The Company’s midstream services include gas gathering, compression, processing and gas lift services; crude gathering, stabilization, blending, storage and transportation services; produced water gathering and disposal services; and freshwater distribution services. The Company operates in two primary areas include Wild Basin and Outside of the Wild Basin.

About Archrock Partners, L.P.

Archrock Partners, L.P. is engaged in natural gas compression industry in the United States. The Company’s contract operations services include designing, sourcing, owning, installing, operating, servicing, repairing and maintaining equipment to provide natural gas compression services to its customers. It provides contract operations services, including the personnel, equipment, tools, materials and supplies to meet its customers’ natural gas compression needs. Archrock General Partner, L.P., its general partner, is a subsidiary of Archrock and has responsibility for conducting its business and for managing its operations. The Company utilizes both slow and high speed reciprocating compressors primarily driven by internal natural gas fired combustion engines. Its customers include companies engaged in various aspects of the oil and natural gas industry, including natural gas producers, processors, gatherers, transporters and storage providers.

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