Head-To-Head Analysis: Baker Hughes A GE (BHI) versus Targa Pipeline Partners (APL)

Baker Hughes A GE (NYSE: BHI) and Targa Pipeline Partners (NYSE:APL) are both energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

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This table compares Baker Hughes A GE and Targa Pipeline Partners’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Baker Hughes A GE N/A N/A N/A ($2.70) -21.36
Targa Pipeline Partners N/A N/A N/A $0.89 30.02

Baker Hughes A GE is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Targa Pipeline Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.3% of Baker Hughes A GE shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Baker Hughes A GE shares are owned by company 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 Baker Hughes A GE and Targa Pipeline Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Baker Hughes A GE -1.42% -0.29% -0.59%
Targa Pipeline Partners 14.09% 17.87% 9.56%

Dividends

Baker Hughes A GE pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Targa Pipeline Partners does not pay a dividend. Baker Hughes A GE pays out -25.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Baker Hughes A GE and Targa Pipeline Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Baker Hughes A GE 1 6 4 0 2.27
Targa Pipeline Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A

Baker Hughes A GE currently has a consensus price target of $52.67, suggesting a potential downside of 8.69%. Given Baker Hughes A GE’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Baker Hughes A GE is more favorable than Targa Pipeline Partners.

Summary

Baker Hughes A GE beats Targa Pipeline Partners on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Baker Hughes A GE

Baker Hughes, a GE Company is an oil and gas company. The Company is a provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. The Company’s products and services include upstream, midstream, downstream, industrial and digital. The Company’s upstream, which includes evaluation, drilling, completions and production. Midstream enables the power and compression efficiency for LNG and pipeline and storage. Downstream builds reliability and safety into process operations that includes refining and petrochemical and fertilizer solutions. The company’s industrial solutions offers power generation, to advanced control systems and sensing technology that power industrial facilities. Digital transformation integrates data on an open platform with security and scale. The digital transformation enables field services with real-time insights. The Company’s technology delivers capacities in smaller footprints.

About Targa Pipeline Partners

Targa Pipeline Partners, L.P. (the Partnership), formerly Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P., was formed by its parent, Targa Resources Corp., to own, operate, acquire and develop a diversified portfolio of complementary midstream energy assets. The Partnership is a provider of midstream natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGL), terminaling and crude oil gathering services in the United States. The Partnership is engaged in the business of gathering, compressing, treating, processing and selling natural gas; storing, fractionating, treating, transporting and selling NGLs and NGL products; gathering, storing and terminaling crude oil; and storing, terminaling and selling refined petroleum products.

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