Tortoise Energy Infrastructure (NYSE: TYG) is one of 547 publicly-traded companies in the “Closed End Funds” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Tortoise Energy Infrastructure to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

30.1% of Tortoise Energy Infrastructure shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.5% of shares of all “Closed End Funds” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Tortoise Energy Infrastructure shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.1% of shares of all “Closed End Funds” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Tortoise Energy Infrastructure and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tortoise Energy Infrastructure N/A N/A N/A
Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Competitors -17.05% 7.52% 5.79%

Risk and Volatility

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure has a beta of 1.27, suggesting that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tortoise Energy Infrastructure’s rivals have a beta of 0.55, suggesting that their average share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure pays an annual dividend of $2.62 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.0%. As a group, “Closed End Funds” companies pay a dividend yield of 8.1% and pay out 90.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Tortoise Energy Infrastructure and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tortoise Energy Infrastructure 0 0 1 0 3.00
Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Competitors 238 1581 1942 33 2.47

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure currently has a consensus price target of $34.00, indicating a potential upside of 29.87%. As a group, “Closed End Funds” companies have a potential upside of 56.29%. Given Tortoise Energy Infrastructure’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Tortoise Energy Infrastructure has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Tortoise Energy Infrastructure and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Tortoise Energy Infrastructure N/A N/A N/A
Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Competitors $238.17 million $45.26 million 282.12

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Tortoise Energy Infrastructure.

Summary

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Company Profile

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund seeks a high level of total return with a focus on current distributions paid to stockholders. The Fund invests primarily in equity securities of master limited partnerships (MLPs) and their affiliates that transport, gather, process or store natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil and refined petroleum products. Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 90% of its total assets (including assets obtained through leverage) in securities of energy infrastructure companies and at least 70% of its total assets in equity securities of MLPs. The Fund may invest up to 30% of its total assets in restricted securities, primarily through direct placements. The Fund may invest up to 25% of its total assets in debt securities, including those rated below investment grade. Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. is the investment advisor of the Fund.

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