Head-To-Head Review: American Midstream Partners (AMID) and Enlink Midstream (XTXI)

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for American Midstream Partners and Enlink Midstream, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Midstream Partners 0 2 1 0 2.33
Enlink Midstream 0 0 0 0 N/A

American Midstream Partners presently has a consensus price target of $16.33, suggesting a potential upside of 37.83%. Given American Midstream Partners’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe American Midstream Partners is more favorable than Enlink Midstream.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Midstream Partners 0.12% -11.67% -2.29%
Enlink Midstream N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

43.0% of American Midstream Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of American Midstream Partners shares are owned 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.

Dividends

American Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.9%. Enlink Midstream does not pay a dividend. American Midstream Partners pays out -217.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares American Midstream Partners and Enlink Midstream’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
American Midstream Partners $232.68 million 3.67 -$3.47 million ($0.76) -15.59
Enlink Midstream N/A N/A N/A ($0.52) -72.31

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

Summary

American Midstream Partners beats Enlink Midstream on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

American Midstream Partners Company Profile

American Midstream Partners, LP owns, operates, develops and acquires a portfolio of midstream energy assets. The Company provides midstream infrastructure that links producers of natural gas, crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), condensate and specialty chemicals to numerous intermediate and end-use markets. Its segments include gathering and processing, transmission and terminals. Through its segments, it is engaged in the business of gathering, treating, processing, and transporting natural gas; gathering, transporting, storing, treating and fractionating NGLs; gathering, storing and transporting crude oil and condensates, and storing specialty chemical products. Its gathering and processing assets are primarily located in the Permian Basin of West Texas; the Cotton Valley/Haynesville Shale of East Texas; the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas; the Bakken Shale of North Dakota, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.

Enlink Midstream Company Profile

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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