Head-To-Head Analysis: NGL Energy Partners (NGL) & Mitsui & Co Ltd (MITSY)

NGL Energy Partners (NYSE:NGL) and Mitsui & Co Ltd (OTCMKTS:MITSY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares NGL Energy Partners and Mitsui & Co Ltd’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NGL Energy Partners $17.28 billion 0.07 -$70.87 million ($0.68) -15.16
Mitsui & Co Ltd $44.18 billion 0.67 $3.77 billion $42.89 7.70

Mitsui & Co Ltd has higher revenue and earnings than NGL Energy Partners. NGL Energy Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mitsui & Co Ltd, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.1% of NGL Energy Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Mitsui & Co Ltd shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Mitsui & Co Ltd shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for NGL Energy Partners and Mitsui & Co Ltd, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NGL Energy Partners 0 2 3 0 2.60
Mitsui & Co Ltd 0 0 0 0 N/A

NGL Energy Partners currently has a consensus price target of $14.20, suggesting a potential upside of 37.73%. Given NGL Energy Partners’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe NGL Energy Partners is more favorable than Mitsui & Co Ltd.


NGL Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 15.1%. Mitsui & Co Ltd pays an annual dividend of $7.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. NGL Energy Partners pays out -229.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Mitsui & Co Ltd pays out 16.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. NGL Energy Partners is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.


This table compares NGL Energy Partners and Mitsui & Co Ltd’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NGL Energy Partners -1.01% -0.54% -0.16%
Mitsui & Co Ltd 7.04% 9.31% 3.50%

Risk and Volatility

NGL Energy Partners has a beta of 1.32, meaning that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mitsui & Co Ltd has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Mitsui & Co Ltd beats NGL Energy Partners on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

NGL Energy Partners Company Profile

NGL Energy Partners LP, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the crude oil logistics, water solutions, liquids, retail propane, and refined products and renewables businesses. The Crude Oil Logistics segment purchases crude oil from producers and transports it to refineries for resale at pipeline injection stations, storage terminals, barge loading facilities, rail facilities, refineries, and other trade hubs; and provides storage, terminaling, trucking, marine, and pipeline transportation services. The Water Solutions segment is involved in the treatment and disposal of wastewater generated from crude oil and natural gas production operations; disposal of solids, such as tank bottoms, drilling fluids, and drilling muds, as well as performs truck and frac tank washouts; and sale of recovered hydrocarbons. The Liquids segment supplies natural gas liquids to retailers, wholesalers, refiners, and petrochemical plants in the United States and Canada through its 21 terminals, as well as offers terminaling and storage services. The Retail Propane segment sells propane, distillates, and equipment and supplies to end users consisting of residential, agricultural, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as resellers. The Refined Products and Renewables segment markets gasoline, diesel, ethanol, and biodiesel products; and purchase and delivers refined petroleum and renewable products. This segment also purchases and markets unfinished gasoline blending components for subsequent blending into finished gasoline for third parties. NGL Energy Holdings LLC serves as the general partner of the company. The company was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Mitsui & Co Ltd Company Profile

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. operates as a general trading company worldwide. It engages in the export, import, wholesale, and retail of steel products; steel processing; mining and sale of iron ores; and sale and trading of non-ferrous scrap, alloys, and products. The company also invests in copper, nickel, coal, power generation, cobalt smelting, gas distribution, LNG terminal, deepwater drilling, cogeneration, truck leasing, shipping, passenger transport, methanol, crop protection, phosphorus ore, natural gas liquefaction, processed oil food, property management, healthcare staffing, mobile services, venture, cyber security, and private equity businesses. It also sells plants, electric power facility, transportation, construction, mining, and peripheral equipment, as well as machine tools and plastics; designs, builds, and operates wastewater treatment plants, and container and air cargo terminals; and imports and sells automobile and auto parts, helicopter, defense, and aerospace products. In addition, the company finances automobile and motorcycle; provides auto parts logistics services; leases and manages freightcar and locomotives; operates chemical tankers; produces salt; and sells solvents and coating materials, petroleum and crude oil, agricultural, marine, energy and base metal, canned and chilled foods, juice ingredient, coffee beans and roasted coffee, food and beverages, packaging materials, groceries, apparel and clothing, electronic devices and equipment, and oil and gas well tubular products. Further, it processes and sells woodchips; manufactures and sells industrial chemicals, fertilizers, saccharified, pharmaceuticals, feedstuff, and information and communication equipment; explores, develops, and produces oil and natural gas; and offers non life and life insurance agency, warehousing, grain merchandising, real estate asset management, water supply, and financing services. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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