Critical Analysis: American Midstream Partners, (AMID) and Its Competitors

American Midstream Partners, (NYSE: AMID) is one of 38 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare American Midstream Partners, to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares American Midstream Partners, and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
American Midstream Partners, $296.02 million $12.92 million -7.06
American Midstream Partners, Competitors $45.68 billion $4.44 billion 22.72

American Midstream Partners,’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than American Midstream Partners,. American Midstream Partners, is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for American Midstream Partners, and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Midstream Partners, 0 2 1 0 2.33
American Midstream Partners, Competitors 368 1729 2146 110 2.46

American Midstream Partners, presently has a consensus target price of $16.33, indicating a potential upside of 22.35%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 10.44%. Given American Midstream Partners,’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe American Midstream Partners, is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares American Midstream Partners, and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Midstream Partners, -10.35% -19.39% -3.16%
American Midstream Partners, Competitors -1.43% 1.87% 1.33%

Volatility and Risk

American Midstream Partners, has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Midstream Partners,’s peers have a beta of 1.30, suggesting that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

42.2% of American Midstream Partners, shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.4% of American Midstream Partners, shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

American Midstream Partners, pays an annual dividend of $1.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.4%. American Midstream Partners, pays out -87.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.1% and pay out 864.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. American Midstream Partners, is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

American Midstream Partners, peers beat American Midstream Partners, on 11 of the 14 factors compared.

About American Midstream Partners,

American Midstream Partners, LP owns, operates, develops and acquires a portfolio of midstream energy assets. The Company provides midstream infrastructure that links producers of natural gas, crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), condensate and specialty chemicals to numerous intermediate and end-use markets. Its segments include gathering and processing, transmission and terminals. Through its segments, it is engaged in the business of gathering, treating, processing, and transporting natural gas; gathering, transporting, storing, treating and fractionating NGLs; gathering, storing and transporting crude oil and condensates, and storing specialty chemical products. Its gathering and processing assets are primarily located in the Permian Basin of West Texas; the Cotton Valley/Haynesville Shale of East Texas; the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas; the Bakken Shale of North Dakota, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.

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