QEP Midstream Partners (QEPM) vs. ONEOK (OKE) Head-To-Head Survey

QEP Midstream Partners (NYSE: QEPM) and ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) are both energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares QEP Midstream Partners and ONEOK’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
QEP Midstream Partners N/A N/A N/A $1.11 14.50
ONEOK $8.92 billion 2.70 $352.03 million $1.60 36.67

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QEP Midstream Partners 62.86% 23.46% 13.76%
ONEOK 3.76% 9.25% 2.53%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for QEP Midstream Partners and ONEOK, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QEP Midstream Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A
ONEOK 0 9 6 0 2.40

ONEOK has a consensus price target of $58.50, suggesting a potential downside of 0.29%. Given ONEOK’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ONEOK is more favorable than QEP Midstream Partners.

Dividends

ONEOK pays an annual dividend of $2.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. QEP Midstream Partners does not pay a dividend. ONEOK pays out 186.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. ONEOK has increased its dividend for 15 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

70.9% of ONEOK shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of ONEOK shares are owned 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.

Summary

ONEOK beats QEP Midstream Partners on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About QEP Midstream Partners

QEP Midstream Partners, LP (QEP Midstream) is a master limited partnership formed to own, operate, acquire and develop midstream energy assets. The Company’s primary assets consist of ownership interests in four gathering systems and two Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-regulated pipelines through which, the Company provides natural gas midstream services, and crude oil gathering and transportation services to producers and users of natural gas and crude oil. The natural gas midstream services include gathering, compression, treating and dehydration, processing, fractionation, natural gas transmission and natural gas liquids (NGL) products transportation. The Company provides crude oil gathering and transportation services in Colorado, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

About ONEOK

ONEOK, Inc. is an energy midstream service provider in the United States. The Company owns and operates natural gas liquids (NGL) systems, and is engaged in the gathering, processing, storage and transportation of natural gas. THe Company’s operations include a 38,000-mile integrated network of NGL and natural gas pipelines, processing plants, fractionators and storage facilities in the Mid-Continent, Williston, Permian and Rocky Mountain regions. The Company operates through three business segments. The Natural Gas Gathering and Processing segment provides midstream services to contracted producers in North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Kansas and Oklahoma. The Natural Gas Liquids segment owns and operates facilities that gather, fractionate, treat and distribute NGLs and store NGL products primarily in the Mid-Continental, Permian Basin and the Rocky Mountain regions. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment provides transportation and storage services to end users.

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