Rice Midstream Partners (RMP) and Its Rivals Head-To-Head Survey

Rice Midstream Partners (NYSE: RMP) is one of 15 public companies in the “LNG Transportation & Storage” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Rice Midstream Partners to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.1% of shares of all “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of shares of all “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Rice Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. Rice Midstream Partners pays out 65.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.5% and pay out 91.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Rice Midstream Partners and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rice Midstream Partners 0 12 3 0 2.20
Rice Midstream Partners Competitors 60 257 515 11 2.57

Rice Midstream Partners currently has a consensus price target of $21.29, suggesting a potential upside of 1.02%. As a group, “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies have a potential upside of 12.99%. Given Rice Midstream Partners’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Rice Midstream Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Rice Midstream Partners and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Rice Midstream Partners $201.62 million $121.61 million 12.25
Rice Midstream Partners Competitors $302.22 million $55.11 million 67.03

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rice Midstream Partners 59.24% 13.59% 11.34%
Rice Midstream Partners Competitors 22.07% 2,816.95% 508.21%

Volatility and Risk

Rice Midstream Partners has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rice Midstream Partners’ peers have a beta of 1.28, meaning that their average share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Rice Midstream Partners peers beat Rice Midstream Partners on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

Rice Midstream Partners Company Profile

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.

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