EnLink Midstream (ENLC) and Stanley (SXE) Head-To-Head Survey

EnLink Midstream (NYSE: ENLC) and Stanley (NYSE:SXE) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Dividends

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EnLink Midstream pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.0%. Stanley does not pay a dividend. EnLink Midstream pays out -2,080.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Stanley has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

EnLink Midstream has a beta of 2.46, indicating that its stock price is 146% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stanley has a beta of 4.22, indicating that its stock price is 322% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares EnLink Midstream and Stanley’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EnLink Midstream $5.74 billion 0.47 $212.80 million ($0.05) -297.00
Stanley $665.95 million 0.21 -$67.59 million ($0.84) -2.05

EnLink Midstream has higher revenue and earnings than Stanley. EnLink Midstream is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Stanley, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

33.7% of EnLink Midstream shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.8% of Stanley shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of EnLink Midstream shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 23.8% of Stanley shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares EnLink Midstream and Stanley’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EnLink Midstream 3.71% 0.23% 0.12%
Stanley -10.16% -12.87% -6.00%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for EnLink Midstream and Stanley, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EnLink Midstream 1 11 2 0 2.07
Stanley 0 1 0 0 2.00

EnLink Midstream currently has a consensus price target of $17.46, indicating a potential upside of 17.59%. Given EnLink Midstream’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe EnLink Midstream is more favorable than Stanley.

Summary

EnLink Midstream beats Stanley on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About EnLink Midstream

EnLink Midstream, LLC focuses on providing midstream energy services in the United States. It operates through five segments: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Crude and Condensate, and Corporate. The company is involved in gathering, compressing, treating, processing, transporting, storing, and selling natural gas; fractionating, transporting, storing, exporting, and selling natural gas liquids; and gathering, transporting, stabilizing, storing, and trans-loading crude oil, and condensate. Its midstream energy asset network includes approximately 11,000 miles of pipelines; 20 natural gas processing plants; 7 fractionators; barge and rail terminals; product storage facilities; brine disposal wells; and a crude oil trucking fleet. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. EnLink Midstream, LLC is a subsidiary of Devon Energy Corporation.

About Stanley

Southcross Energy Partners, L.P., together with its subsidiaries, provides natural gas gathering, processing, treating, compression, and transportation services in the United States. The company also offers natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionation and transportation services. In addition, it supplies natural gas to industrial, commercial, and power generation customers, as well as local distribution companies. The company operates 2 gas processing plants, 1 fractionation plant, and gathering and transportation pipelines in South Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama. Southcross Energy Partners GP, LLC operates as a general partner of Southcross Energy Partners, L.P. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Southcross Energy Partners, L.P. is a subsidiary of Southcross Holdings LP.

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