Suburban Propane Partners (SPH) vs. Enlink Midstream (XTXI) Head-To-Head Comparison

Suburban Propane Partners (NYSE: SPH) and Enlink Midstream (NASDAQ:XTXI) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Suburban Propane Partners and Enlink Midstream’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Suburban Propane Partners $1.19 billion 1.15 $37.99 million $0.70 31.89
Enlink Midstream N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Suburban Propane Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Enlink Midstream.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Suburban Propane Partners and Enlink Midstream, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Suburban Propane Partners 1 1 2 0 2.25
Enlink Midstream 0 0 0 0 N/A

Suburban Propane Partners presently has a consensus price target of $26.50, indicating a potential upside of 18.73%. Given Suburban Propane Partners’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Suburban Propane Partners is more favorable than Enlink Midstream.

Profitability

This table compares Suburban Propane Partners and Enlink Midstream’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Suburban Propane Partners 3.27% 6.57% 1.83%
Enlink Midstream N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

28.1% of Suburban Propane Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Suburban Propane Partners shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Suburban Propane Partners pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.8%. Enlink Midstream does not pay a dividend. Suburban Propane Partners pays out 342.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Suburban Propane Partners beats Enlink Midstream on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Suburban Propane Partners

Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. is a marketer and distributor of a range of products. The Company specializes in the distribution of propane, fuel oil and refined fuels, as well as the marketing of natural gas and electricity in deregulated markets. The Company’s segments include Propane, Fuel Oil and Refined Fuels, Natural Gas and Electricity, and All Other. In support of its marketing and distribution operations, the Company installs and services a range of home comfort equipment, particularly in the areas of heating and ventilation. The Company conducts its business through Suburban Propane, L.P., which operates its propane business and assets (the Operating Partnership), and its direct and indirect subsidiaries. As of September 24, 2016, it had sold approximately 414.8 million gallons of propane and 30.9 million gallons of fuel oil and refined fuels to retail customers. The Company owns and operates a propane storage facility in Elk Grove, California.

About Enlink Midstream

Enlink Midstream Partners, L.P. is engaged, through its subsidiaries, in the gathering, transmission, processing and marketing of natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The Company connects the wells of natural gas producers in the geographic areas of its gathering systems in order to gather for a fee or purchase the gas production, processes natural gas for the removal of NGLs, transports natural gas and NGLs and ultimately provides natural gas and NGLs to a variety of markets. In addition, it purchases natural gas and NGLs from producers not connected to its gathering systems for resale and markets natural gas and NGLs on behalf of producers for a fee. Its partnership interests consist of 19.7% limited partner interest in Crosstex Energy, L.P. (the Partnership), as of December 31, 2012, and 100% ownership interest in Crosstex Energy GP, LLC, the general partner of the Partnership, which owns a 2.0% general partner interest and all of the distribution rights in the Partnership.

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