Contrasting China Petroleum & Chemical (SNP) & Enlink Midstream (NASDAQ:XTXI)

Enlink Midstream (NASDAQ: XTXI) and China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP) are both energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Enlink Midstream and China Petroleum & Chemical, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enlink Midstream 0 0 0 0 N/A
China Petroleum & Chemical 0 3 3 0 2.50

Profitability

This table compares Enlink Midstream and China Petroleum & Chemical’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enlink Midstream N/A N/A N/A
China Petroleum & Chemical N/A 4.48% 2.54%

Dividends

China Petroleum & Chemical pays an annual dividend of $3.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Enlink Midstream does not pay a dividend. China Petroleum & Chemical pays out 53.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Enlink Midstream and China Petroleum & Chemical’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Enlink Midstream N/A N/A N/A ($0.52) -72.31
China Petroleum & Chemical $290.79 billion 0.35 $7.02 billion $6.69 12.57

China Petroleum & Chemical has higher revenue and earnings than Enlink Midstream. Enlink Midstream is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than China Petroleum & Chemical, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.9% of China Petroleum & Chemical shares are owned by institutional investors. 92.2% of China Petroleum & Chemical shares are owned by company 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.

Summary

China Petroleum & Chemical beats Enlink Midstream on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Enlink Midstream

Enlink Midstream Partners, L.P. is engaged, through its subsidiaries, in the gathering, transmission, processing and marketing of natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The Company connects the wells of natural gas producers in the geographic areas of its gathering systems in order to gather for a fee or purchase the gas production, processes natural gas for the removal of NGLs, transports natural gas and NGLs and ultimately provides natural gas and NGLs to a variety of markets. In addition, it purchases natural gas and NGLs from producers not connected to its gathering systems for resale and markets natural gas and NGLs on behalf of producers for a fee. Its partnership interests consist of 19.7% limited partner interest in Crosstex Energy, L.P. (the Partnership), as of December 31, 2012, and 100% ownership interest in Crosstex Energy GP, LLC, the general partner of the Partnership, which owns a 2.0% general partner interest and all of the distribution rights in the Partnership.

About China Petroleum & Chemical

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation is a China-based energy and chemical company. The Company’s segments include Exploration and Development segment, Refining segment, Marketing and Distribution segment, Chemicals segment, and Corporate and Others segment. Exploration and Development segment explores and develops oil fields, as well as produces crude oil and natural gas. Refining segment processes and purifies crude oil, which is sourced from Exploration and Development segment and external suppliers. Marketing and Distribution segment owns and operates oil depots and service stations in China. Chemical segment manufactures and sells petrochemical products, derivative petrochemical products and other chemical products to external customers.

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