Contrasting Crestwood Midstream Partners (NYSE:CMLP) & EnLink Midstream (ENLC)

EnLink Midstream (NYSE: ENLC) and Crestwood Midstream Partners (NYSE:CMLP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

33.8% of EnLink Midstream shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of EnLink Midstream shares are held by company 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares EnLink Midstream and Crestwood Midstream Partners’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EnLink Midstream $4.92 billion 0.60 $751.90 million N/A N/A
Crestwood Midstream Partners N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

EnLink Midstream has higher revenue and earnings than Crestwood Midstream Partners.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for EnLink Midstream and Crestwood Midstream Partners, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EnLink Midstream 2 8 0 0 1.80
Crestwood Midstream Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A

EnLink Midstream currently has a consensus price target of $18.30, suggesting a potential upside of 11.93%. Given EnLink Midstream’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe EnLink Midstream is more favorable than Crestwood Midstream Partners.


EnLink Midstream pays an annual dividend of $1.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. Crestwood Midstream Partners does not pay a dividend. Crestwood Midstream Partners has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.


This table compares EnLink Midstream and Crestwood Midstream Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EnLink Midstream 0.02% 0.05% 0.02%
Crestwood Midstream Partners -2.34% -7.50% -1.76%


EnLink Midstream beats Crestwood Midstream Partners on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

EnLink Midstream Company Profile

EnLink Midstream, LLC is an integrated midstream company. The Company’s assets consist of equity interests in EnLink Midstream Partners, LP (the Partnership) and EnLink Oklahoma Gas Processing, LP (EnLink Oklahoma T.O.). The Partnership is engaged in the gathering, transmission, processing and marketing of natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs), condensate and crude oil, as well as providing crude oil, condensate and brine services to producers. EnLink Oklahoma T.O., a partnership owned by the Partnership and the Company, is engaged in the gathering and processing of natural gas. The Partnership’s segments include Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Crude and Condensate, and Corporate. The Partnership connects the wells of producers in its market areas to its gathering systems, processes natural gas to remove NGLs, fractionates NGLs into purity products and markets those products for a fee, transports natural gas and provides natural gas to a range of markets.

Crestwood Midstream Partners Company Profile

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (Crestwood) develops, acquires, owns and operates primarily fee-based assets and operations within the energy midstream sector. The Company has three reporting segments: gathering and processing (G&P), providing natural gas gathering, processing, treating and compression services to producers in multiple unconventional shale plays; storage and transportation, which owns and operates natural gas storage facilities, and NGL and crude services, including crude oil rail terminals, the Arrow gathering system, its fleet of over-the-road crude oil and produced water transportation assets, an NGL storage facility, and US Salt, LLC. It provides infrastructure solutions across the value chain to service liquids-rich and crude oil shale plays across the United States. It owns and operates a portfolio of crude oil and natural gas gathering, processing, storage and transportation assets that connect fundamental energy supply with energy demand across North America.

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