CNX Midstream Partners (NYSE: CNXM) and Eagle Rock Energy Partners (NASDAQ:EROC) are both energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares CNX Midstream Partners and Eagle Rock Energy Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CNX Midstream Partners||$233.85 million||5.22||$114.99 million||$1.72||11.16|
|Eagle Rock Energy Partners||N/A||N/A||N/A||($2.64)||N/A|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for CNX Midstream Partners and Eagle Rock Energy Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|CNX Midstream Partners||0||4||5||0||2.56|
|Eagle Rock Energy Partners||0||0||0||0||N/A|
CNX Midstream Partners currently has a consensus price target of $22.43, indicating a potential upside of 16.82%.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
37.0% of CNX Midstream Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares CNX Midstream Partners and Eagle Rock Energy Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|CNX Midstream Partners||48.53%||15.38%||12.36%|
|Eagle Rock Energy Partners||-107.85%||-31.24%||-15.37%|
CNX Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.5%. Eagle Rock Energy Partners does not pay a dividend. CNX Midstream Partners pays out 72.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
CNX Midstream Partners beats Eagle Rock Energy Partners on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About CNX Midstream Partners
CNX Midstream Partners LP, formerly CONE Midstream Partners LP, is a master limited partnership formed by CONSOL Energy Inc. (CONSOL) and Noble Energy, Inc. (Noble Energy). The Company owns, operates, develops and acquires natural gas gathering and other midstream energy assets to service CONSOL’s and Noble Energy’s production in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Its assets include natural gas gathering pipelines and compression and dehydration facilities, as well as condensate gathering, collection, separation and stabilization facilities. It operates through three segments: Anchor Systems, Growth Systems and Additional Systems. Its Anchor Systems include developed midstream systems, including its three midstream systems (the McQuay System, the Majorsville System and the Mamont System) and related assets. Its Growth Systems are located in the dry gas regions of its dedicated acreage.
About Eagle Rock Energy Partners
Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. is a limited partnership engaged in developing and producing oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s interests include operated and non-operated wells located in four oil and gas producing regions: The Mid-Continent region consists of operated and non-operated properties in the Golden Trend field, Cana (Woodford) shale play, Verden field and other fields located in the Anadarko Basin of western Oklahoma, the Mansfield field and other fields in the Arkoma Basin of Arkansas and Oklahoma, and various fields in the Texas Panhandle; The Alabama region includes the Big Escambia Creek, Flomaton and Fanny Church fields located in Escambia County, Alabama; The Permian region contains various fields, including Ward South and Ward-Estes North located in Ward, Pecos and Crane Counties, Texas, and East Texas/South Texas/Mississippi. These working interest properties included over 561 gross operated productive wells and over 1,217 gross non-operated wells.
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