Memorial Production Partners (MEMP) vs. EQT GP (EQGP) Head to Head Survey

Memorial Production Partners (NASDAQ: MEMP) and EQT GP (NYSE:EQGP) are both companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Memorial Production Partners and EQT GP, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Memorial Production Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A
EQT GP 0 8 4 0 2.33

EQT GP has a consensus price target of $31.30, indicating a potential upside of 39.11%. Given EQT GP’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe EQT GP is more favorable than Memorial Production Partners.

Profitability

This table compares Memorial Production Partners and EQT GP’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Memorial Production Partners -395.31% -496.55% -58.07%
EQT GP 31.41% 12.52% 7.89%

Dividends

Memorial Production Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 46.2%. EQT GP pays an annual dividend of $0.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. EQT GP pays out 100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. EQT GP has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Memorial Production Partners and EQT GP’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Memorial Production Partners N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
EQT GP $834.10 million 7.18 $261.99 million $0.98 22.96

EQT GP has higher revenue and earnings than Memorial Production Partners.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.5% of Memorial Production Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.1% of EQT GP shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Memorial Production Partners shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

EQT GP beats Memorial Production Partners on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Memorial Production Partners

Memorial Production Partners LP (the Partnership) owns, acquires and exploits oil and natural gas properties in North America. The Partnership is owned by its limited partners and general partner. Its general partner is responsible for managing all of the Partnership’s operations and activities. The Partnership operates in the acquisition, exploitation, development and production of oil and natural gas properties segment. Its business activities are conducted through Memorial Production Operating LLC (OLLC) and its wholly owned subsidiaries. Its assets consist primarily of producing oil and natural gas properties, and are located in East Texas/Louisiana, Rockies, Offshore Southern California, Permian Basin and South Texas. Most of its oil and natural gas properties are located in oil and natural gas reservoirs with geologic characteristics and production profiles and capital requirements.

About EQT GP

EQT GP Holdings LP owns the general partner interest, incentive distribution rights, and portion of limited partnert interests in EQT Midstream Partners, LP. The company was founded in January 2015 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

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