Teekay LNG Partners (TGP) and Its Competitors Critical Contrast

Teekay LNG Partners (NYSE: TGP) is one of 144 public companies in the “TRANSPORTATION” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Teekay LNG Partners to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Teekay LNG Partners and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Teekay LNG Partners 0 4 0 0 2.00
Teekay LNG Partners Competitors 1091 3987 4824 202 2.41

Teekay LNG Partners currently has a consensus target price of $19.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.54%. As a group, “TRANSPORTATION” companies have a potential upside of 12.00%. Given Teekay LNG Partners’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Teekay LNG Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Teekay LNG Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Teekay LNG Partners pays out 233.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “TRANSPORTATION” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out -1,094.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Teekay LNG Partners and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Teekay LNG Partners $432.68 million $33.96 million 76.46
Teekay LNG Partners Competitors $3.23 billion $305.22 million 18.53

Teekay LNG Partners’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Teekay LNG Partners. Teekay LNG Partners is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Teekay LNG Partners has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Teekay LNG Partners’ rivals have a beta of 1.19, indicating that their average stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

34.5% of Teekay LNG Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of shares of all “TRANSPORTATION” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.2% of shares of all “TRANSPORTATION” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Teekay LNG Partners and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Teekay LNG Partners 8.87% 5.97% 2.09%
Teekay LNG Partners Competitors 0.79% 6.59% 3.05%

Summary

Teekay LNG Partners rivals beat Teekay LNG Partners on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

About Teekay LNG Partners

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. provides marine transportation services for liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and crude oil worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Liquefied Gas and Conventional Tanker. It transports liquid petroleum gases, including propane, butane, and ethane; petrochemical gases, such as ethylene, propylene, and butadiene; and ammonia. As of April 03, 2017, it had a fleet of 50 LNG carriers, 28 LPG/multigas carriers, and 5 conventional tankers. Teekay GP L.L.C. serves as the general partner of the company. Teekay LNG Partners L.P. was founded in 2004 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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