Rice Midstream Partners (NYSE: RMP) and Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings (NYSE:CQH) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Rice Midstream Partners and Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rice Midstream Partners $235.66 million 8.53 $180.22 million $1.54 12.77
Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings $20.34 million 286.04 N/A N/A N/A

Rice Midstream Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Rice Midstream Partners and Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rice Midstream Partners 0 10 3 0 2.23
Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings 0 3 0 0 2.00

Rice Midstream Partners presently has a consensus price target of $23.13, indicating a potential upside of 17.62%. Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings has a consensus price target of $27.50, indicating a potential upside of 9.52%. Given Rice Midstream Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Rice Midstream Partners is more favorable than Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings.

Dividends

Rice Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings does not pay a dividend. Rice Midstream Partners pays out 70.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Rice Midstream Partners and Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rice Midstream Partners 58.22% 12.71% 10.92%
Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings 88.04% 16,861.22% 3,028.20%

Summary

Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings beats Rice Midstream Partners on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Rice Midstream Partners

Rice Midstream Partners LP owns, operates, develops and acquires midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin. The Company’s segments are gathering and compression, and water services. The gathering and compression segment provides natural gas gathering and compression services for Rice Energy Inc. (Rice Energy) and third parties in the Appalachian Basin. The water services segment provides water services to support well completion activities, and to collect and recycle or dispose of flowback and produced water for Rice Energy and third parties in the Appalachian Basin. Its gas gathering and compression assets are located within the dry gas core of the Marcellus Shale and, consists of approximately 3.3 million dekatherms per day (MMDth/d) high-pressure dry gas gathering system and associated compression in Washington County, Pennsylvania, and an approximately 840 thousand dekatherms per day (MDth/d) high-pressure dry gas gathering system in Greene County, Pennsylvania.

About Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings

Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC (Cheniere Holdings) is a limited liability company. The Company’s business consists of owning and holding Cheniere Energy Patners, L.P. (Cheniere Partners) limited partner common units, Class B units and subordinated units (collectively, the Cheniere Partners units), along with cash or other property that it receives as distributions in respect of such units. Cheniere Partners is developing, constructing and operating natural gas liquefaction facilities at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, on the Sabine-Neches Waterway less than four miles from the Gulf Coast adjacent to the existing regasification facilities through its subsidiary, Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC (SPL). Cheniere Partners owns and operates the liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification facilities at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal through its subsidiary, Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. (SPLNG).

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