Head-To-Head Review: Crestwood Midstream Partners (CMLP) and Columbia Pipeline Group (CPGX)

Columbia Pipeline Group (NYSE: CPGX) and Crestwood Midstream Partners (NYSE:CMLP) are both companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.


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This table compares Columbia Pipeline Group and Crestwood Midstream Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Columbia Pipeline Group 23.76% 7.15% 3.45%
Crestwood Midstream Partners -9.82% -22.64% -10.70%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Columbia Pipeline Group and Crestwood Midstream Partners’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Columbia Pipeline Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Crestwood Midstream Partners N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Columbia Pipeline Group and Crestwood Midstream Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Columbia Pipeline Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Crestwood Midstream Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A


Columbia Pipeline Group pays an annual dividend of $0.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Crestwood Midstream Partners does not pay a dividend. Columbia Pipeline Group has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.


Columbia Pipeline Group beats Crestwood Midstream Partners on 5 of the 5 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Columbia Pipeline Group

Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc. owns, operates and develops a portfolio of pipelines, storage and related midstream assets. The Company is engaged in regulated gas transportation and storage services for local distribution companies (LDCs), marketers, producers, and industrial and commercial customers located in northeastern, mid-Atlantic, Midwestern and southern states and the District of Columbia, along with unregulated businesses that include midstream services, including gathering, treating, conditioning, processing, compression and liquids handling, and development of mineral rights positions. Its segment consists of portfolio of pipelines, storage and related midstream assets. It owns approximately 15,000 miles of strategically located interstate gas pipelines extending from New York to the Gulf of Mexico and an underground natural gas storage system with approximately 300 million dekatherms (MMDth) of working gas capacity, as well as related gathering and processing assets.

About Crestwood Midstream Partners

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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