Teekay LNG Partners (NYSE: TGP) is one of 144 publicly-traded companies in the “TRANSPORTATION” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Teekay LNG Partners to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Teekay LNG Partners and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Teekay LNG Partners 0 4 0 0 2.00
Teekay LNG Partners Competitors 1088 3984 4815 202 2.41

Teekay LNG Partners presently has a consensus price target of $19.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.33%. As a group, “TRANSPORTATION” companies have a potential upside of 7.43%. Given Teekay LNG Partners’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Teekay LNG Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Teekay LNG Partners has a beta of 1.17, suggesting that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Teekay LNG Partners’ peers have a beta of 1.19, suggesting that their average share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Teekay LNG Partners and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Teekay LNG Partners 8.87% 5.97% 2.09%
Teekay LNG Partners Competitors 0.94% 6.77% 3.13%

Dividends

Teekay LNG Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Teekay LNG Partners pays out 233.3% 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, “TRANSPORTATION” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.1% and pay out -1,035.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Teekay LNG Partners and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Teekay LNG Partners $432.68 million $33.96 million 78.13
Teekay LNG Partners Competitors $3.23 billion $305.22 million 19.68

Teekay LNG Partners’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Teekay LNG Partners. Teekay LNG Partners is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

34.5% of Teekay LNG Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of shares of all “TRANSPORTATION” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.7% of shares of all “TRANSPORTATION” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Teekay LNG Partners peers beat Teekay LNG Partners on 13 of the 15 factors compared.

About Teekay LNG Partners

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. provides marine transportation services for liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and crude oil worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Liquefied Gas and Conventional Tanker. It transports liquid petroleum gases, including propane, butane, and ethane; petrochemical gases, such as ethylene, propylene, and butadiene; and ammonia. As of April 03, 2017, it had a fleet of 50 LNG carriers, 28 LPG/multigas carriers, and 5 conventional tankers. Teekay GP L.L.C. serves as the general partner of the company. Teekay LNG Partners L.P. was founded in 2004 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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