USD Partners (NYSE: USDP) is one of 51 public companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare USD Partners to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.
USD Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.1%. USD Partners pays out 140.8% 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, “Construction & Engineering” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 110.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares USD Partners and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|USD Partners Competitors||0.29%||-31.62%||-0.56%|
Risk & Volatility
USD Partners has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, USD Partners’ competitors have a beta of 1.37, meaning that their average stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings for USD Partners and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|USD Partners Competitors||167||990||1713||18||2.55|
USD Partners presently has a consensus target price of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 61.60%. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 24.80%. Given USD Partners’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe USD Partners is more favorable than its competitors.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
30.1% of USD Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.2% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of USD Partners shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.6% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares USD Partners and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|USD Partners||$111.13 million||$24.17 million||10.73|
|USD Partners Competitors||$4.79 billion||$53.24 million||855.74|
USD Partners’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than USD Partners. USD 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.
USD Partners competitors beat USD Partners on 10 of the 15 factors compared.
About USD Partners
USD Partners LP acquires, develops and operates energy-related logistics assets, including rail terminals and other midstream infrastructure. The Company’s segments include Terminalling services and Fleet services. The Terminalling services segment consists of various operations, including Hardisty terminal, Casper terminal and Ethanol terminals. Its Hardisty terminal is an origination terminal where it loads various grades of Canadian crude oil onto railcars for transportation to end markets. The Casper terminal is a crude oil storage, blending and railcar loading terminal located in Casper, Wyoming. Its San Antonio and West Colton terminals are unit train-capable destination terminals that transload ethanol received by rail from producers onto trucks to meet local ethanol demand. The Company provides its customers with railcars and fleet services related to the transportation of liquid hydrocarbons and biofuels by rail under master fleet services agreements.
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