Analyzing GasLog Partners (GLOP) and The Competition

GasLog Partners (NYSE: GLOP) is one of 15 public companies in the “LNG Transportation & Storage” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare GasLog Partners to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

GasLog Partners has a beta of 1.67, indicating that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GasLog Partners’ rivals have a beta of 1.28, indicating that their average stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

GasLog Partners pays an annual dividend of $2.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.9%. GasLog Partners pays out 96.7% 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, “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.5% and pay out 91.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. GasLog Partners has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares GasLog Partners and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
GasLog Partners $228.74 million $77.34 million 10.91
GasLog Partners Competitors $302.22 million $55.11 million 67.03

GasLog Partners’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than GasLog Partners. GasLog Partners 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

38.7% of GasLog Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.1% of shares of all “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of shares of all “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for GasLog Partners and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GasLog Partners 0 1 3 0 2.75
GasLog Partners Competitors 60 257 515 11 2.57

GasLog Partners presently has a consensus target price of $26.50, indicating a potential upside of 13.49%. As a group, “LNG Transportation & Storage” companies have a potential upside of 12.06%. Given GasLog Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe GasLog Partners is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares GasLog Partners and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GasLog Partners 34.89% 12.44% 5.17%
GasLog Partners Competitors 19.09% 2,816.08% 507.93%

Summary

GasLog Partners rivals beat GasLog Partners on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About GasLog Partners

GasLog Partners LP is a limited partnership company. The Company focuses on owning, operating and acquiring liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers under multi-year charters. The Company’s fleet consists of 9 LNG carriers with an average carrying capacity of approximately 149,500 cubic meters (cbm), each of which has a multi-year time charter. The Company’s fleet includes GasLog Seattle, GasLog Shanghai, GasLog Santiago, GasLog Sydney, Methane Rita Andrea, Methane Jane Elizabeth, Methane Alison Victoria, Methane Shirley Elisabeth and Methane Heather Sally. The GasLog Seattle is a tri-fuel diesel electric LNG carrier. Each of the GasLog Seattle, GasLog Shanghai, GasLog Santiago and GasLog Sydney vessels has a cargo capacity of approximately 155,000 cbm. Each of the Methane Rita Andrea, Methane Heather Sally, Methane Shirley Elisabeth, Methane Alison Victoria and Methane Jane Elizabeth vessels has a cargo capacity of approximately 145,000 cbm.

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