Hess Midstream Partners (NASDAQ: HESM) and GasLog LP. (NYSE:GLOG) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

48.8% of GasLog LP. shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

GasLog LP. pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Hess Midstream Partners does not pay a dividend. GasLog LP. pays out -800.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Hess Midstream Partners and GasLog LP., as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hess Midstream Partners 0 2 3 0 2.60
GasLog LP. 0 1 6 0 2.86

Hess Midstream Partners currently has a consensus price target of $29.40, indicating a potential upside of 49.92%. GasLog LP. has a consensus price target of $19.14, indicating a potential upside of 13.61%. Given Hess Midstream Partners’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hess Midstream Partners is more favorable than GasLog LP..

Profitability

This table compares Hess Midstream Partners and GasLog LP.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hess Midstream Partners 49.24% N/A N/A
GasLog LP. 0.70% 0.50% 0.17%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hess Midstream Partners and GasLog LP.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hess Midstream Partners $540.50 million 1.98 $357.80 million N/A N/A
GasLog LP. $489.97 million 2.77 $326.28 million ($0.07) -240.71

Hess Midstream Partners has higher revenue and earnings than GasLog LP..

Summary

GasLog LP. beats Hess Midstream Partners on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hess Midstream Partners

Hess Midstream Partners LP is a fee-based, traditional master limited partnership formed to own, operate, develop and acquire a set of midstream assets to provide services to Hess and third-party crude oil and natural gas producers. The Company’s assets are primarily located in the Bakken and Three Forks shale plays in the Williston Basin area of North Dakota (collectively referred as the Bakken). It operates its business through three segments: gathering; processing and storage; and terminaling and export. The Company’s gathering business consisted of its 20% controlling economic interest in Gathering Opco, which owns North Dakota natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil gathering systems. The Company’s processing and storage business consisted of its 20% controlling economic interest in the Tioga Gas Plant and its 100% interest in the Mentor Storage Terminal. The Company’s terminaling and export business consisted of its 20% controlling economic interest in Logistics Opco.

About GasLog LP.

GasLog Ltd. is an international owner, operator and manager of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. The Company provides support to international energy companies as part of their LNG logistics chain. The Company’s owned consolidated fleet consists of 27 LNG carriers, including 22 ships in operation and five LNG carriers on order. The Company also had four LNG carriers operating under its technical management for third parties. GasLog Partners LP, a master limited partnership formed by the Company, owned a further of approximately 10 LNG carriers. Its on the water fleet includes Methane Lydon Volney, GasLog Savannah, GasLog Savannah, GasLog Chelsea, GasLog Skagen, Solaris and GasLog Saratoga. Its new builds vessels include Hull No. 2130, Hull No. 2800 and Hull No. 2801. Its GasLog Partners Fleet includes GasLog Seattle, GasLog Shanghai, GasLog Santiago, GasLog Sydney and Methane Jane Elizabeth. Its managed fleet includes Methane Julia Louise and Methane Nile Eagle.

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