USD Partners (NYSE: USDP) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare USD Partners to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

30.2% of USD Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by 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.

Profitability

This table compares USD Partners and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
USD Partners 21.37% 42.91% 7.72%
USD Partners Competitors 1.93% -27.88% 2.25%

Volatility & Risk

USD Partners has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, USD Partners’ competitors have a beta of 1.29, meaning that their average share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for USD Partners and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
USD Partners 1 0 1 0 2.00
USD Partners Competitors 159 913 1577 18 2.55

USD Partners presently has a consensus price target of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of Infinity. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 31.46%. Given USD Partners’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe USD Partners is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

USD Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share. USD Partners pays out 110.6% 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, “Construction & Engineering” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 137.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares USD Partners and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
USD Partners $111.13 $24.17 N/A
USD Partners Competitors $4,789.83 $53.24 22.25

USD Partners’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than USD Partners. USD Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

USD Partners competitors beat USD Partners on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About USD Partners

USD Partners LP acquires, develops and operates energy-related logistics assets, including rail terminals and other midstream infrastructure. The Company’s segments include Terminalling services and Fleet services. The Terminalling services segment consists of various operations, including Hardisty terminal, Casper terminal and Ethanol terminals. Its Hardisty terminal is an origination terminal where it loads various grades of Canadian crude oil onto railcars for transportation to end markets. The Casper terminal is a crude oil storage, blending and railcar loading terminal located in Casper, Wyoming. Its San Antonio and West Colton terminals are unit train-capable destination terminals that transload ethanol received by rail from producers onto trucks to meet local ethanol demand. The Company provides its customers with railcars and fleet services related to the transportation of liquid hydrocarbons and biofuels by rail under master fleet services agreements.

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