Analyzing Green Plains Partners (GPP) & Its Peers

Green Plains Partners (NASDAQ: GPP) is one of 25 public companies in the “Industrial organic chemicals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Green Plains Partners to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

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Green Plains Partners has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Green Plains Partners’ competitors have a beta of 0.49, indicating that their average stock price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Green Plains Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.7%. Green Plains Partners pays out 103.9% 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, “Industrial organic chemicals” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.6% and pay out 41.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Green Plains Partners and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Green Plains Partners 55.02% -92.54% 63.82%
Green Plains Partners Competitors -11.48% -11.19% -5.31%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

46.0% of Green Plains Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.8% of shares of all “Industrial organic chemicals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.0% of shares of all “Industrial organic chemicals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Green Plains Partners and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Green Plains Partners 1 0 4 0 2.60
Green Plains Partners Competitors 120 475 738 26 2.49

Green Plains Partners presently has a consensus target price of $21.80, suggesting a potential upside of 24.08%. As a group, “Industrial organic chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 11.55%. Given Green Plains Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Green Plains Partners is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Green Plains Partners and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Green Plains Partners $106.99 million $58.86 million 9.71
Green Plains Partners Competitors $3.36 billion $346.13 million 4.13

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

Summary

Green Plains Partners beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Green Plains Partners

Green Plains Partners LP provides ethanol and fuel storage, terminal and transportation services by owning, operating, developing and acquiring ethanol and fuel storage tanks, terminals, transportation assets and other related assets and businesses. The company was founded in March 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Omaha, NE.

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