Analyzing VTTI Energy Partners (VTTI) & Rose Rock Midstream (RRMS)

VTTI Energy Partners (NYSE: VTTI) and Rose Rock Midstream (NYSE:RRMS) are both energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Dividends

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VTTI Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. Rose Rock Midstream pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.7%. VTTI Energy Partners pays out 165.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Rose Rock Midstream pays out 303.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. VTTI Energy Partners has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years and Rose Rock Midstream has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares VTTI Energy Partners and Rose Rock Midstream’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
VTTI Energy Partners N/A N/A N/A $0.81 24.07
Rose Rock Midstream N/A N/A N/A $0.87 31.22

VTTI Energy Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Rose Rock Midstream, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares VTTI Energy Partners and Rose Rock Midstream’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
VTTI Energy Partners 35.11% 8.09% 7.61%
Rose Rock Midstream 5.87% 8.49% 3.12%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

74.5% of VTTI Energy Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for VTTI Energy Partners and Rose Rock Midstream, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
VTTI Energy Partners 0 2 0 0 2.00
Rose Rock Midstream 0 0 0 0 N/A

VTTI Energy Partners presently has a consensus price target of $19.50, suggesting a potential upside of 0.00%. Given VTTI Energy Partners’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe VTTI Energy Partners is more favorable than Rose Rock Midstream.

Summary

VTTI Energy Partners beats Rose Rock Midstream on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About VTTI Energy Partners

VTTI Energy Partners LP provides terminaling services for third party companies engaged in the production, processing, distribution and marketing of refined petroleum products and crude oil. The Company operates through the segment of energy storage terminaling business. Its assets consist of approximately 42.6% interest in VTTI MLP B.V., which owns a portfolio of over six terminals with over 400 tanks and approximately 35.7 million barrels of refined petroleum product and crude oil storage capacity located in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Its terminals are located in international supply and demand centers for refined petroleum products and crude oil and provide midstream infrastructure services to its customers at these international market hubs. It provides storage and terminaling services for energy industry participants, including marketing companies, integrated oil companies, national oil companies, distributors, and chemical and petrochemical companies.

About Rose Rock Midstream

Rose Rock Midstream, L.P. owns, operates, develops and acquires diversified portfolio of midstream energy assets. The Company is engaged in providing midstream energy related services, such as crude oil gathering, transportation, storage, distribution and marketing in Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming. Its segments include Transportation, Facilities, and Supply and Logistics. Its Transportation segment operates crude oil pipelines and truck transportation businesses in the United States. Its Facilities segment operates crude oil storage and terminal businesses in the United States. Its Supply and Logistics segment operates a crude oil marketing and blending business in the United States. The Company operates in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and Montana, the Denver-Julesburg Basin (DJ Basin) and the Niobrara Shale in the Rocky Mountain region, and the Granite Wash and Mississippi Lime Play in the Mid-Continent region.

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