VTTI Energy Partners (NYSE: VTTI) and Columbia Pipeline Partners (NYSE:CPPL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for VTTI Energy Partners and Columbia Pipeline Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|VTTI Energy Partners||0||3||0||0||2.00|
|Columbia Pipeline Partners||0||3||0||0||2.00|
VTTI Energy Partners currently has a consensus price target of $19.50, suggesting a potential upside of 0.52%. Columbia Pipeline Partners has a consensus price target of $16.58, suggesting a potential downside of 3.30%. Given VTTI Energy Partners’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe VTTI Energy Partners is more favorable than Columbia Pipeline Partners.
This table compares VTTI Energy Partners and Columbia Pipeline Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|VTTI Energy Partners||11.04%||14.27%||5.82%|
|Columbia Pipeline Partners||6.40%||0.92%||0.84%|
VTTI Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. Columbia Pipeline Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.79 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Columbia Pipeline Partners pays out 112.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Columbia Pipeline Partners has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares VTTI Energy Partners and Columbia Pipeline Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|VTTI Energy Partners||$317.00 million||2.86||$205.45 million||N/A||N/A|
|Columbia Pipeline Partners||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.70||24.50|
VTTI Energy Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Columbia Pipeline Partners.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
84.5% of VTTI Energy Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.2% of Columbia Pipeline Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
VTTI Energy Partners has a beta of 1.18, meaning that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Columbia Pipeline Partners has a beta of 0.86, meaning that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.
VTTI Energy Partners beats Columbia Pipeline Partners on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
VTTI Energy Partners Company Profile
VTTI Energy Partners LP provides terminaling services for third party companies engaged in the production, processing, distribution and marketing of refined petroleum products and crude oil. The Company operates through the segment of energy storage terminaling business. Its assets consist of approximately 42.6% interest in VTTI MLP B.V., which owns a portfolio of over six terminals with over 400 tanks and approximately 35.7 million barrels of refined petroleum product and crude oil storage capacity located in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Its terminals are located in international supply and demand centers for refined petroleum products and crude oil and provide midstream infrastructure services to its customers at these international market hubs. It provides storage and terminaling services for energy industry participants, including marketing companies, integrated oil companies, national oil companies, distributors, and chemical and petrochemical companies.
Columbia Pipeline Partners Company Profile
Columbia Pipeline Partners LP (the Partnership) is a limited partnership company operating a portfolio of pipelines, storage and related midstream assets. It is engaged in interstate gas transportation and storage services for local distribution companies (LDCs), marketers and industrial and commercial customers located in northeastern, mid-Atlantic, Midwestern and southern states, and the District of Columbia along with unregulated businesses that include midstream services, including gathering, treating, conditioning, processing, compression and liquids handling, and development of mineral rights positions. The Company owns, operates and develops a portfolio of pipelines, storage and related midstream assets. The Company has a general partner interest in CPG OpCo LP (Columbia OpCo), as well as a limited partner interest in Columbia OpCo, a limited partnership that owns the natural gas transmission and storage assets of Columbia Energy Group (CEG).
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