Rose Rock Midstream (RRMS) versus Western Refining Logistics (WNRL) Head-To-Head Review

Rose Rock Midstream (NYSE: RRMS) and Western Refining Logistics (NYSE:WNRL) are both companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

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Rose Rock Midstream pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.7%. Western Refining Logistics pays an annual dividend of $1.87 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. Rose Rock Midstream has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years and Western Refining Logistics has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Rose Rock Midstream is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

40.1% of Western Refining Logistics shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Rose Rock Midstream and Western Refining Logistics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rose Rock Midstream 5.87% 8.49% 3.12%
Western Refining Logistics 2.98% 62.93% 13.13%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Rose Rock Midstream and Western Refining Logistics’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rose Rock Midstream N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Western Refining Logistics N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Rose Rock Midstream and Western Refining Logistics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rose Rock Midstream 0 0 0 0 N/A
Western Refining Logistics 0 0 0 0 N/A

Rose Rock Midstream Company Profile

Rose Rock Midstream, L.P. owns, operates, develops and acquires diversified portfolio of midstream energy assets. The Company is engaged in providing midstream energy related services, such as crude oil gathering, transportation, storage, distribution and marketing in Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming. Its segments include Transportation, Facilities, and Supply and Logistics. Its Transportation segment operates crude oil pipelines and truck transportation businesses in the United States. Its Facilities segment operates crude oil storage and terminal businesses in the United States. Its Supply and Logistics segment operates a crude oil marketing and blending business in the United States. The Company operates in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and Montana, the Denver-Julesburg Basin (DJ Basin) and the Niobrara Shale in the Rocky Mountain region, and the Granite Wash and Mississippi Lime Play in the Mid-Continent region.

Western Refining Logistics Company Profile

Western Refining Logistics, LP owns, operates, develops, and acquires logistics and related assets and businesses to include terminals, storage tanks, pipelines and other logistics assets related to the terminaling, transportation, storage and distribution of crude oil and refined products. The Company’s segments include logistics and wholesale. The Company operates its logistics business and wholesale business under commercial and service agreements with Western Refining, Inc. (Western). Its logistics assets consist of pipeline and gathering infrastructure and terminalling, transportation and storage assets in the Southwest and the Upper Great Plains region. Its wholesale business purchases its petroleum fuels from Western, and its lubricants and additional petroleum fuels from third-party suppliers.

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