Contrasting Crestwood Midstream Partners (NYSE:CMLP) & Its Peers

Crestwood Midstream Partners (NYSE: CMLP) is one of 50 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Crestwood Midstream Partners to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Crestwood Midstream Partners and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Crestwood Midstream Partners N/A N/A -8.13
Crestwood Midstream Partners Competitors $4.90 billion $274.43 million 6.19

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Crestwood Midstream Partners and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crestwood Midstream Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A
Crestwood Midstream Partners Competitors 396 1920 2488 88 2.46

As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 14.13%. Given Crestwood Midstream Partners’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Crestwood Midstream Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Crestwood Midstream Partners -3.12% -6.04% -2.56%
Crestwood Midstream Partners Competitors 17.72% 6.76% 5.75%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

57.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Crestwood Midstream Partners competitors beat Crestwood Midstream Partners on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

Crestwood Midstream Partners Company Profile

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (Crestwood) develops, acquires, owns and operates primarily fee-based assets and operations within the energy midstream sector. The Company has three reporting segments: gathering and processing (G&P), providing natural gas gathering, processing, treating and compression services to producers in multiple unconventional shale plays; storage and transportation, which owns and operates natural gas storage facilities, and NGL and crude services, including crude oil rail terminals, the Arrow gathering system, its fleet of over-the-road crude oil and produced water transportation assets, an NGL storage facility, and US Salt, LLC. It provides infrastructure solutions across the value chain to service liquids-rich and crude oil shale plays across the United States. It owns and operates a portfolio of crude oil and natural gas gathering, processing, storage and transportation assets that connect fundamental energy supply with energy demand across North America.

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