Western Refining Logistics, (WNRL) versus Andeavor Logistics (ANDX) Head-To-Head Contrast

Western Refining Logistics, (NYSE: WNRL) and Andeavor Logistics (NYSE:ANDX) are both oil & gas transportation services – nec companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Western Refining Logistics, and Andeavor Logistics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Western Refining Logistics, 3.05% 78.84% 12.72%
Andeavor Logistics 23.50% 22.48% 6.61%

Risk and Volatility

Western Refining Logistics, has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Andeavor Logistics has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Western Refining Logistics, and Andeavor Logistics’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Western Refining Logistics, N/A N/A N/A $1.07 22.29
Andeavor Logistics $1.22 billion 4.08 $315.00 million $2.38 18.97

Andeavor Logistics has higher revenue and earnings than Western Refining Logistics,. Andeavor Logistics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Western Refining Logistics,, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Western Refining Logistics, and Andeavor Logistics, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Western Refining Logistics, 0 1 1 0 2.50
Andeavor Logistics 0 2 6 0 2.75

Western Refining Logistics, presently has a consensus price target of $35.00, indicating a potential upside of 46.75%. Andeavor Logistics has a consensus price target of $58.57, indicating a potential upside of 29.76%. Given Western Refining Logistics,’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Western Refining Logistics, is more favorable than Andeavor Logistics.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

40.1% of Western Refining Logistics, shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.9% of Andeavor Logistics shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Andeavor Logistics shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Western Refining Logistics, pays an annual dividend of $1.87 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. Andeavor Logistics pays an annual dividend of $3.94 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.7%. Western Refining Logistics, pays out 174.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Andeavor Logistics pays out 165.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Andeavor Logistics has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Andeavor Logistics is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

Andeavor Logistics beats Western Refining Logistics, on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Western Refining Logistics, Company Profile

Western Refining Logistics, LP owns, operates, develops, and acquires logistics and related assets and businesses to include terminals, storage tanks, pipelines and other logistics assets related to the terminaling, transportation, storage and distribution of crude oil and refined products. The Company’s segments include logistics and wholesale. The Company operates its logistics business and wholesale business under commercial and service agreements with Western Refining, Inc. (Western). Its logistics assets consist of pipeline and gathering infrastructure and terminalling, transportation and storage assets in the Southwest and the Upper Great Plains region. Its wholesale business purchases its petroleum fuels from Western, and its lubricants and additional petroleum fuels from third-party suppliers.

Andeavor Logistics Company Profile

Andeavor Logistics LP, formerly Tesoro Logistics LP, is a full-service logistics company operating in the western and mid-continent regions of the United States. The Company operates through three segments. Its Gathering segment consists of crude oil, natural gas and produced water gathering systems in the Bakken Region and Rockies Region. Its Processing segment consists of the Vermillion processing complex, the Uinta Basin processing complex, the Blacks Fork processing complex and the Emigrant Trail processing complex. Its Terminalling and Transportation segment consists of the Northwest Products Pipeline, which includes a regulated common carrier products, a regulated common carrier refined products pipeline system connecting Tesoro Corporation’s Kenai refinery to Anchorage, Alaska, and crude oil and refined products terminals and storage facilities in the western and midwestern United States; marine terminals in California; a petroleum coke handling and storage facility.

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