Financial Survey: Targa Resources Partners (NGLS) & The Competition

Targa Resources Partners (NYSE: NGLS) is one of 43 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Targa Resources Partners to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and valuation.

Dividends

Targa Resources Partners pays an annual dividend of $3.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 31.0%. Targa Resources Partners pays out 423.1% 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, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.4% and pay out 299.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Targa Resources Partners has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Targa Resources Partners and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Targa Resources Partners N/A N/A 13.65
Targa Resources Partners Competitors $54.46 billion $891.69 million 305.67

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Targa Resources Partners and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Targa Resources Partners 0 1 0 0 2.00
Targa Resources Partners Competitors 417 1983 2607 125 2.48

Targa Resources Partners currently has a consensus price target of $52.00, indicating a potential upside of 388.26%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 5.52%. Given Targa Resources Partners’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Targa Resources Partners is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

43.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.8% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Targa Resources Partners 3.27% 0.29% 1.61%
Targa Resources Partners Competitors -1.57% 3.08% 1.51%

Summary

Targa Resources Partners competitors beat Targa Resources Partners on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Targa Resources Partners

Targa Resources Partners LP is a provider of midstream natural gas and natural gas liquid (NGL) services in the United States with a presence in crude oil gathering and petroleum terminaling. The Company is engaged in the business of gathering, compressing, treating, processing and selling natural gas; storing, fractionating, treating, transporting and selling NGLs and NGL products, including services to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exporters; gathering, storing and terminaling crude oil, and storing, terminaling and selling refined petroleum products. The Company operates in two divisions: Gathering and Processing, and Logistics and Marketing. The Gathering and Processing division consists of two segments: Field Gathering and Processing, and Coastal Gathering and Processing. The Logistics and Marketing division consists of two segments: Logistics Assets and Marketing and Distribution.

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