Southcross Energy Partners (NYSE: SXE) and Antero Midstream GP (NYSE:AMGP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Southcross Energy Partners and Antero Midstream GP’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Southcross Energy Partners||$665.95 million||0.20||-$67.59 million||($0.84)||-1.98|
|Antero Midstream GP||$69.72 million||43.69||$2.32 million||N/A||N/A|
Antero Midstream GP has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Southcross Energy Partners.
Antero Midstream GP pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Southcross Energy Partners does not pay a dividend. Antero Midstream GP has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Southcross Energy Partners and Antero Midstream GP, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Southcross Energy Partners||0||1||0||0||2.00|
|Antero Midstream GP||0||4||12||1||2.82|
Antero Midstream GP has a consensus price target of $25.71, indicating a potential upside of 57.13%. Given Antero Midstream GP’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Antero Midstream GP is more favorable than Southcross Energy Partners.
This table compares Southcross Energy Partners and Antero Midstream GP’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Southcross Energy Partners||-10.16%||-12.87%||-6.00%|
|Antero Midstream GP||4.58%||22.05%||11.93%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
3.8% of Southcross Energy Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.0% of Antero Midstream GP shares are held by institutional investors. 23.8% of Southcross Energy Partners shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Antero Midstream GP beats Southcross Energy Partners on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Southcross Energy Partners Company Profile
Southcross Energy Partners, L.P. provides natural gas gathering, processing, treating, compression and transportation services and natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionation and transportation services. The Company also sources, purchases, transports and sells natural gas and NGLs. Its assets are located in South Texas, Mississippi and Alabama As of December 31, 2016, its assets consisted of gathering systems, intrastate pipelines, two natural gas processing plants, one fractionation facility, 20 compressor stations and a treating system. Its gathering systems and intrastate pipelines include South Texas and Mississippi/Alabama. The assets in its South Texas region are located between Montgomery County, which is north of Houston, and Webb and Dimmit Counties near the Texas-Mexico border. The assets in its Mississippi region are located principally in the southern half of the state and consist of intrastate pipeline system in Mississippi.
Antero Midstream GP Company Profile
Antero Midstream GP LP, formerly Antero Resources Midstream Management LLC, owns, operates and develops midstream energy infrastructure. The Company’s segments include gathering and processing and water handling and treatment. The gathering and processing segment consist of long-term, fee-based activities including low-pressure gathering, compression, high-pressure gathering, processing, fractionation, and condensate gathering. The Company’s water handling and treatment segment consists of long-term fee based activities including fresh water delivery used in completion activity, and water handling services. The Company’s assets are located both in the southwestern core of the Marcellus Shale in northwest West Virginia and in the core of the Utica Shale in southern Ohio.
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