Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (BWP) & Copano Energy (NASDAQ:CPNO) Head to Head Comparison

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (NYSE: BWP) and Copano Energy (NASDAQ:CPNO) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Boardwalk Pipeline Partners and Copano Energy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners $1.31 billion 2.63 $302.20 million $1.18 11.63
Copano Energy N/A N/A N/A ($2.39) N/A

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Copano Energy. Copano Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

97.2% of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Boardwalk Pipeline Partners and Copano Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners 1 2 3 0 2.33
Copano Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners currently has a consensus target price of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of 45.77%.

Profitability

This table compares Boardwalk Pipeline Partners and Copano Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners 22.50% 7.55% 4.00%
Copano Energy N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Copano Energy does not pay a dividend. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners pays out 33.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners beats Copano Energy on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Boardwalk Pipeline Partners

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP is a limited partnership company. The Company’s business includes integrated natural gas and natural gas liquids, and other hydrocarbons (referred to together as NGLs) pipeline and storage systems. The Company is engaged in the operation of interstate natural gas and NGLs pipeline systems, and integrated storage facilities, including interstate natural gas pipeline systems located in the Gulf Coast region, Oklahoma, Arkansas and the Midwestern states of Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, and its NGLs pipelines and storage facilities in Louisiana and Texas. The Company conducts business through its subsidiary, Boardwalk Pipelines, LP (Boardwalk Pipelines), and its subsidiaries, Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP, Texas Gas Transmission, LLC, Gulf Crossing Pipeline Company LLC, Boardwalk Louisiana Midstream, LLC, Boardwalk Petrochemical Pipeline, LLC and Boardwalk Field Services, LLC.

About Copano Energy

Copano Energy, L.L.C. (Copano) is an energy company engaged in the business of providing midstream services to natural gas producers, including gathering, transportation and processing of natural gas, fractionation and transportation of natural gas liquids (NGLs) and other related services. Copano’s assets are located in Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Louisiana, and include approximately 6,800 miles of active natural gas gathering and transmission pipelines, and 10 natural gas processing plants, with over one billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of combined processing capacity. In addition to the natural gas pipelines, it operates 380 miles of NGL pipelines. Copano operates in three segments: Texas, Oklahoma and Rocky Mountains. In May 2013, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP acquired the entire share capital of Copano Energy LLC.

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