Critical Comparison: Enlink Midstream (XTXI) & The Competition

Enlink Midstream (NASDAQ: XTXI) is one of 37 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Enlink Midstream to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Enlink Midstream and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enlink Midstream 0 0 0 0 N/A
Enlink Midstream Competitors 437 1919 2505 124 2.46

As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 12.63%. Given Enlink Midstream’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Enlink Midstream has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

48.1% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Enlink Midstream and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Enlink Midstream N/A N/A -72.31
Enlink Midstream Competitors $42.89 billion $1.43 billion 259.79

Enlink Midstream’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Enlink Midstream. Enlink Midstream 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.

Profitability

This table compares Enlink Midstream and its rivals’ 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
Enlink Midstream Competitors -1.48% 3.51% 1.70%

Summary

Enlink Midstream rivals beat Enlink Midstream on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

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.

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