World Point Terminals (NYSE: WPT) and Rose Rock Midstream (NYSE:RRMS) are both energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for World Point Terminals and Rose Rock Midstream, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|World Point Terminals||0||2||0||0||2.00|
|Rose Rock Midstream||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares World Point Terminals and Rose Rock Midstream’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|World Point Terminals||37.15%||19.57%||18.37%|
|Rose Rock Midstream||5.87%||8.49%||3.12%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
13.2% of World Point Terminals shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
World Point Terminals pays an annual dividend of $1.20 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%. World Point Terminals pays out 115.4% 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. Rose Rock Midstream has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years. Rose Rock Midstream is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares World Point Terminals and Rose Rock Midstream’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|World Point Terminals||N/A||N/A||N/A||$1.04||16.63|
|Rose Rock Midstream||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.87||31.22|
World Point Terminals 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.
World Point Terminals beats Rose Rock Midstream on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About World Point Terminals
World Point Terminals, LP owns, operates, develops and acquires liquid bulk storage terminals and other assets relating to the storage of petroleum products, including light refined products, heavy refined products and crude oil. The Company operates fee-based facilities located along the East Coast, Gulf Coast and Midwest regions of the United States. As of December 31, 2016, through its subsidiary, Center Point Terminal Company, LLC (Center Point), the Company owned and operated 15.6 million barrels of tankage at terminals, which are located in the East Coast, Gulf Coast and Midwest regions of the United States. The Company’s terminal facilities are located on waterways, providing ship or barge access for the movement of petroleum products, and have truck racks with loading logistics. Its terminal facilities also have rail or pipeline access.
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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