Contrasting Green Plains Partners (GPP) and REX American Resources (REX)

Green Plains Partners (NASDAQ: GPP) and REX American Resources (NYSE:REX) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Green Plains Partners and REX American Resources’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Green Plains Partners $106.99 million 5.23 $58.86 million $1.81 9.72
REX American Resources $452.59 million 1.04 $39.70 million N/A N/A

Green Plains Partners has higher earnings, but lower revenue than REX American Resources.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

19.1% of Green Plains Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.9% of REX American Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 12.5% of REX American Resources shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Green Plains Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.8%. REX American Resources does not pay a dividend. Green Plains Partners pays out 105.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares Green Plains Partners and REX American Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Green Plains Partners 54.20% -89.44% 61.48%
REX American Resources 9.70% 7.22% 6.41%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Green Plains Partners and REX American Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Green Plains Partners 1 1 3 0 2.40
REX American Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A

Green Plains Partners presently has a consensus target price of $19.40, indicating a potential upside of 10.23%. Given Green Plains Partners’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Green Plains Partners is more favorable than REX American Resources.

Risk and Volatility

Green Plains Partners has a beta of 0.68, meaning that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, REX American Resources has a beta of 1.59, meaning that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Green Plains Partners Company Profile

Green Plains Partners LP provides fuel storage and transportation services. It acquires, owns, develops, and operates ethanol and fuel storage tanks, terminals, transportation assets, and other related assets and businesses. The company owns or leases 39 ethanol storage facilities and approximately 61 acres of land. Green Plains Holdings LLC serves as the general partner of the company. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Green Plains Partners LP is a subsidiary of Green Plains Inc.

REX American Resources Company Profile

REX American Resources Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells ethanol. It operates through two segments, Ethanol and By-Products, and Refined Coal. The company also offers dried distillers grains, modified distillers grains, and non-food grade corn oil. In addition, it provides dry distillers grains with solubles, which is used as a protein in animal feed; and produces, processes, and sells refined coal. The company was formerly known as REX Stores Corporation and changed its name to REX American Resources Corporation in 2010. REX American Resources Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.

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