Targa Pipeline Partners (NYSE: APL) and Emerge Energy Services (NYSE:EMES) are both energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.
This is a summary of current ratings for Targa Pipeline Partners and Emerge Energy Services, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Targa Pipeline Partners||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Emerge Energy Services||0||5||3||0||2.38|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Targa Pipeline Partners and Emerge Energy Services’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Targa Pipeline Partners||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.89||30.02|
|Emerge Energy Services||$364.30 million||0.60||-$6.83 million||($0.13)||-54.46|
Targa Pipeline Partners has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Emerge Energy Services. Emerge Energy Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Targa Pipeline Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Targa Pipeline Partners and Emerge Energy Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Targa Pipeline Partners||14.09%||17.87%||9.56%|
|Emerge Energy Services||-1.88%||-8.54%||-1.29%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
18.8% of Emerge Energy Services shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Targa Pipeline Partners beats Emerge Energy Services on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Targa Pipeline Partners
Targa Pipeline Partners, L.P. (the Partnership), formerly Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P., was formed by its parent, Targa Resources Corp., to own, operate, acquire and develop a diversified portfolio of complementary midstream energy assets. The Partnership is a provider of midstream natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGL), terminaling and crude oil gathering services in the United States. The Partnership is engaged in the business of gathering, compressing, treating, processing and selling natural gas; storing, fractionating, treating, transporting and selling NGLs and NGL products; gathering, storing and terminaling crude oil; and storing, terminaling and selling refined petroleum products.
About Emerge Energy Services
Emerge Energy Services LP owns, operates, acquires and develops a portfolio of energy service assets. The Company operates through Sand segment. The Company conducts its Sand operations through its subsidiary, Superior Silica Sands LLC (SSS). The Company’s Sand business mines, processes and distributes silica sand, an input for the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells. As of December 31, 2016, its Wisconsin facilities consisted of three dry plants located in Arland, Barron and New Auburn, Wisconsin, with a total permitted capacity of 6.3 million finished tons per year, and five wet plants and mine complexes. As of December 31, 2016, its dry plant in Kosse, Texas, had a capacity of 600,000 tons per year that is supplied by a separate mine and wet plant that processes local Texas sand. As of December 31, 2016, the Company also had 14 transload facilities located throughout North America in the basins where it delivers its sand, as well as a fleet of 5,573 railcars.
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