Critical Analysis: Dominion Energy Midstream Partners (DM) & Its Rivals

Dominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE: DM) is one of 56 publicly-traded companies in the “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Dominion Energy Midstream Partners to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares Dominion Energy Midstream Partners and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dominion Energy Midstream Partners $480.20 million $195.10 million 12.13
Dominion Energy Midstream Partners Competitors $882.48 million $11.39 million 1.17

Dominion Energy Midstream Partners’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Dominion Energy Midstream Partners. Dominion Energy Midstream Partners is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Dominion Energy Midstream Partners has a beta of 1.61, indicating that its stock price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dominion Energy Midstream Partners’ competitors have a beta of 1.37, indicating that their average stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

55.8% of Dominion Energy Midstream Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.7% of shares of all “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.2% of Dominion Energy Midstream Partners shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.5% of shares of all “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Dominion Energy Midstream Partners and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dominion Energy Midstream Partners 25.34% 2.07% 1.57%
Dominion Energy Midstream Partners Competitors -180.56% -61.17% -10.35%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Dominion Energy Midstream Partners and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dominion Energy Midstream Partners 1 6 3 0 2.20
Dominion Energy Midstream Partners Competitors 419 1105 1372 81 2.37

Dominion Energy Midstream Partners currently has a consensus price target of $32.89, indicating a potential upside of 102.39%. As a group, “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” companies have a potential upside of 14.61%. Given Dominion Energy Midstream Partners’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Dominion Energy Midstream Partners is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

Dominion Energy Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. Dominion Energy Midstream Partners pays out 94.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “ENERGY-ALT SRCS” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.1% and pay out 122.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Dominion Energy Midstream Partners is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Dominion Energy Midstream Partners beats its competitors on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Dominion Energy Midstream Partners Company Profile

Dominion Energy Midstream Partners, LP, formerly Dominion Midstream Partners, LP, is a limited partnership. The Company is formed to grow a portfolio of natural gas terminaling, processing, storage, transportation and related assets. The Company’s segments include Dominion Energy, which consists of gas transportation, liquefied natural gas (LNG) import and storage, and Corporate and Other. The Company owns the preferred equity interests and the general partner interest of Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP (Cove Point). Cove Point’s operations consist of LNG import and storage services at the Cove Point LNG Facility and the transportation of domestic natural gas and regasified LNG to Mid-Atlantic markets through the Cove Point Pipeline. The Cove Point LNG Facility includes an offshore pier, regasification facilities and associated equipment required to receive imported LNG from tankers; store LNG in storage tanks; regasify LNG, and deliver regasified LNG to the Cove Point Pipeline.

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