Analyzing Bristow Group (BRS) & Targa Pipeline Partners (APL)

Bristow Group (NYSE: BRS) and Targa Pipeline Partners (NYSE:APL) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bristow Group and Targa Pipeline Partners’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bristow Group $1.40 billion 0.41 -$170.53 million ($4.90) -3.32
Targa Pipeline Partners N/A N/A N/A $0.89 30.02

Targa Pipeline Partners has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Bristow Group. Bristow Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Targa Pipeline Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Bristow Group and Targa Pipeline Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bristow Group -12.13% -7.91% -3.25%
Targa Pipeline Partners 14.09% 17.87% 9.56%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Bristow Group and Targa Pipeline Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bristow Group 0 3 0 0 2.00
Targa Pipeline Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A

Bristow Group presently has a consensus target price of $12.33, indicating a potential downside of 24.24%. Given Bristow Group’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Bristow Group is more favorable than Targa Pipeline Partners.

Dividends

Bristow Group pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Targa Pipeline Partners does not pay a dividend. Bristow Group pays out -2.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Targa Pipeline Partners beats Bristow Group on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Bristow Group Company Profile

Bristow Group Inc. is an industrial aviation services provider and helicopter service provider to the offshore energy industry. The Industrial Aviation Services segment’s operations are conducted primarily through four regions: Europe Caspian, Africa, Americas and Asia Pacific. The Europe Caspian region consists of all its operations and affiliates in Europe and Central Asia, including Norway, the United Kingdom and Turkmenistan. The Africa region consists of all its operations and affiliates on the African continent, including Nigeria, Tanzania and Egypt. The Americas region consists of all its operations and affiliates in North America and South America, including Brazil, Canada, Trinidad and the United States Gulf of Mexico. The Asia Pacific region consists of all its operations and affiliates in Australia and Southeast Asia, including Malaysia and Sakhalin. Additionally, it operates a training unit, Bristow Academy.

Targa Pipeline Partners Company Profile

Targa Pipeline Partners, L.P. (the Partnership), formerly Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P., was formed by its parent, Targa Resources Corp., to own, operate, acquire and develop a diversified portfolio of complementary midstream energy assets. The Partnership is a provider of midstream natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGL), terminaling and crude oil gathering services in the United States. The Partnership is engaged in the business of gathering, compressing, treating, processing and selling natural gas; storing, fractionating, treating, transporting and selling NGLs and NGL products; gathering, storing and terminaling crude oil; and storing, terminaling and selling refined petroleum products.

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