Reviewing Enable Midstream Partners, (ENBL) and Its Peers

Enable Midstream Partners, (NYSE: ENBL) is one of 54 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Enable Midstream Partners, to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Enable Midstream Partners, pays an annual dividend of $1.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.2%. Enable Midstream Partners, pays out 151.2% 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, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.6% and pay out 159.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Enable Midstream Partners, has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Enable Midstream Partners, is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Risk and Volatility

Enable Midstream Partners, has a beta of 1.94, meaning that its share price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enable Midstream Partners,’s rivals have a beta of 1.43, meaning that their average share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Enable Midstream Partners, and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Enable Midstream Partners, $2.27 billion $312.00 million 18.45
Enable Midstream Partners, Competitors $4.77 billion $278.42 million 23.67

Enable Midstream Partners,’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Enable Midstream Partners,. Enable Midstream Partners, is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

18.1% of Enable Midstream Partners, shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Enable Midstream Partners, and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enable Midstream Partners, 14.82% 5.24% 3.46%
Enable Midstream Partners, Competitors 18.07% 81.25% 6.48%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Enable Midstream Partners, and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enable Midstream Partners, 0 4 3 0 2.43
Enable Midstream Partners, Competitors 315 1837 2418 86 2.49

Enable Midstream Partners, presently has a consensus price target of $17.56, indicating a potential upside of 13.31%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 24.13%. Given Enable Midstream Partners,’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Enable Midstream Partners, has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Enable Midstream Partners, rivals beat Enable Midstream Partners, on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Enable Midstream Partners, Company Profile

Enable Midstream Partners LP owns, operates and develops midstream energy infrastructure assets strategically located to serve its customers. The Company operates in two business segments: Gathering and Processing, and Transportation and Storage. Its gathering and processing segment primarily provides natural gas and crude oil gathering and natural gas processing services to its producer customers. Its transportation and storage segment provides interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline transportation and storage services primarily to its producer, power plant, Local distribution company (LDC) and industrial end user customers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated natural gas and crude oil gathering and natural gas processing assets in five states. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated interstate and intrastate transportation and storage systems across nine states.

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