Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP) & Its Rivals Head to Head Review

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE: BIP) is one of 24 public companies in the “Water transportation” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Brookfield Infrastructure Partners to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners 0 2 8 0 2.80
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Competitors 239 765 1134 37 2.45

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners currently has a consensus price target of $47.23, suggesting a potential upside of 13.52%. As a group, “Water transportation” companies have a potential upside of 17.38%. Given Brookfield Infrastructure Partners’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Brookfield Infrastructure Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners 1.95% 1.29% 0.56%
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Competitors -0.68% 4.75% 1.80%

Dividends

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners pays out 124.5% 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, “Water transportation” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.1% and pay out 74.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners $3.54 billion $124.00 million 27.55
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Competitors $2.48 billion $295.03 million -0.46

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Brookfield Infrastructure 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.

Risk and Volatility

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners’ rivals have a beta of 1.16, indicating that their average share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

37.4% of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.1% of shares of all “Water transportation” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.1% of shares of all “Water transportation” companies are held by 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.

Summary

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners rivals beat Brookfield Infrastructure Partners on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Brookfield Infrastructure Partners

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. owns and operates utilities, transport, energy and communications infrastructure businesses in North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The Company’s segments include utilities, transport, energy, communications infrastructure and other. The utilities segment consists of regulated businesses, including regulated distribution (electricity and natural gas connections), electricity transmission and a regulated terminal (coal export terminal). The transport segment consists of open access systems that provide transportation, storage and handling services for freight, bulk commodities and passengers. The Company’s energy segment consists of systems that provide transportation, storage and distribution services. The Company’s communications infrastructure segment provides services and infrastructure to the media broadcasting and telecommunication sectors.

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