Triangle Petroleum (OTCMKTS: TPLM) and Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.
Phillips 66 Partners pays an annual dividend of $2.71 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Triangle Petroleum does not pay a dividend. Phillips 66 Partners pays out 106.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Triangle Petroleum has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
This table compares Triangle Petroleum and Phillips 66 Partners’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Triangle Petroleum||$358.13 million||0.01||-$822.34 million||N/A||N/A|
|Phillips 66 Partners||$1.17 billion||4.89||$461.00 million||$2.55||18.43|
Phillips 66 Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Triangle Petroleum.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.2% of Triangle Petroleum shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.1% of Phillips 66 Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 7.3% of Triangle Petroleum shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
Triangle Petroleum has a beta of 2.17, indicating that its stock price is 117% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Phillips 66 Partners has a beta of 1.41, indicating that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Triangle Petroleum and Phillips 66 Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Phillips 66 Partners||0||5||7||0||2.58|
Phillips 66 Partners has a consensus target price of $58.45, indicating a potential upside of 24.37%. Given Phillips 66 Partners’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Phillips 66 Partners is more favorable than Triangle Petroleum.
This table compares Triangle Petroleum and Phillips 66 Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Phillips 66 Partners||44.16%||27.99%||10.33%|
Phillips 66 Partners beats Triangle Petroleum on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Triangle Petroleum Company Profile
Triangle Petroleum Corporation (Triangle) is an energy holding company. The Company operates through two segments: exploration and production segment, and oilfield services segment. The focus of the exploration and production operating segment is finding and producing oil and natural gas. The focus of the oilfield services operating segment is pressure pumping and complementary services for both TUSA-operated wells and third-party-operated wells. The Company has three principal lines of business: oil and natural gas exploration, development and production; oilfield services, and midstream services. It conducts these activities in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana through the Company’s subsidiaries and its equity joint venture. Triangle USA Petroleum Corporation (TUSA), the Company’s subsidiary, conducts its exploration and production operations by acquiring and developing unconventional shale oil and natural gas resources.
Phillips 66 Partners Company Profile
Phillips 66 Partners LP (Phillips 66) owns, operates, develops and acquires fee-based crude oil, refined petroleum product and natural gas liquids (NGL) pipelines, terminals and other transportation and midstream assets. The Company’s assets consist of systems, such as Clifton Ridge Crude System, Eagle Ford Gathering System, Ponca Crude System, Billings Crude System, Borger Crude System, Sweeny to Pasadena Products System, Hartford Connector Products System, Gold Line Products System, Cross-Channel Connector Products System, Ponca Products System, Billings Products System, Bayway Products System, Standish Pipeline, Borger Products System, River Parish NGL System, Medford Spheres, Bayway Rail Rack, Ferndale Rail Rack, Sand Hills/Southern Hills Joint Ventures, Explorer Pipeline Joint Venture, Bakken Joint Ventures, Bayou Bridge Pipeline Joint Venture, STACK Pipeline Joint Venture, and Sweeny Fractionator and Clemens Caverns.
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