Contrasting Enable Midstream Partners, (ENBL) & Its Rivals

Enable Midstream Partners, (NYSE: ENBL) is one of 53 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Enable Midstream Partners, to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enable Midstream Partners, 15.20% 5.19% 3.43%
Enable Midstream Partners, Competitors 17.37% 14.20% 5.51%

Volatility and Risk

Enable Midstream Partners, has a beta of 1.98, meaning that its stock price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enable Midstream Partners,’s peers have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Enable Midstream Partners, and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enable Midstream Partners, 1 3 3 0 2.29
Enable Midstream Partners, Competitors 279 1763 2355 85 2.50

Enable Midstream Partners, currently has a consensus target price of $17.05, suggesting a potential upside of 9.72%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 22.12%. Given Enable Midstream Partners,’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Enable Midstream Partners, has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

Enable Midstream Partners, pays an annual dividend of $1.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.2%. Enable Midstream Partners, pays out 147.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.7% and pay out 172.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Enable Midstream Partners, has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Enable Midstream Partners, is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

18.0% of Enable Midstream Partners, shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Enable Midstream Partners, and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Enable Midstream Partners, $2.53 billion $846.00 million 18.07
Enable Midstream Partners, Competitors $5.66 billion $1.31 billion 36.80

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

Summary

Enable Midstream Partners, peers beat Enable Midstream Partners, on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

About Enable Midstream Partners,

Enable Midstream Partners LP owns, operates and develops midstream energy infrastructure assets strategically located to serve its customers. The Company operates in two business segments: Gathering and Processing, and Transportation and Storage. Its gathering and processing segment primarily provides natural gas and crude oil gathering and natural gas processing services to its producer customers. Its transportation and storage segment provides interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline transportation and storage services primarily to its producer, power plant, Local distribution company (LDC) and industrial end user customers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated natural gas and crude oil gathering and natural gas processing assets in five states. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated interstate and intrastate transportation and storage systems across nine states.

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