Critical Analysis: Arc Logistics Partners (ARCX) versus Enlink Midstream (XTXI)

Arc Logistics Partners (NYSE: ARCX) and Enlink Midstream (NASDAQ:XTXI) are both small-cap companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares Arc Logistics Partners and Enlink Midstream’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Arc Logistics Partners $105.38 million 3.06 $15.04 million N/A N/A
Enlink Midstream N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Arc Logistics Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Enlink Midstream.

Profitability

This table compares Arc Logistics Partners and Enlink Midstream’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Arc Logistics Partners 4.36% -0.11% 0.75%
Enlink Midstream N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Arc Logistics Partners and Enlink Midstream, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Arc Logistics Partners 0 2 0 0 2.00
Enlink Midstream 0 0 0 0 N/A

Arc Logistics Partners presently has a consensus price target of $16.50, indicating a potential downside of 0.06%. Given Arc Logistics Partners’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Arc Logistics Partners is more favorable than Enlink Midstream.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

44.4% of Arc Logistics Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Arc Logistics Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.7%. Enlink Midstream does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Arc Logistics Partners beats Enlink Midstream on 6 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

Arc Logistics Partners Company Profile

Arc Logistics Partners LP owns, operates, develops and acquires a portfolio of energy logistics assets. The Company is engaged in the terminaling, storage, throughput and transloading of crude oil and petroleum products. The Company is focused on growing its business through the optimization, organic development and acquisition of terminaling, storage, rail, pipeline and other energy logistics assets. As of March 6, 2017, the Company’s energy logistics assets were located in the East Coast, Gulf Coast, Midwest, Rocky Mountains and West Coast regions of the United States and supplied a group of third-party customers, including oil companies, independent refiners, crude oil and petroleum product marketers, distributors and various industrial manufacturers. As of December 31, 2016, its assets consisted of 21 terminals in 12 states; four rail transloading facilities, and the liquefied natural gas (LNG) Interest in connection with the LNG Facility.

Enlink Midstream Company Profile

Enlink Midstream Partners, L.P. is engaged, through its subsidiaries, in the gathering, transmission, processing and marketing of natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The Company connects the wells of natural gas producers in the geographic areas of its gathering systems in order to gather for a fee or purchase the gas production, processes natural gas for the removal of NGLs, transports natural gas and NGLs and ultimately provides natural gas and NGLs to a variety of markets. In addition, it purchases natural gas and NGLs from producers not connected to its gathering systems for resale and markets natural gas and NGLs on behalf of producers for a fee. Its partnership interests consist of 19.7% limited partner interest in Crosstex Energy, L.P. (the Partnership), as of December 31, 2012, and 100% ownership interest in Crosstex Energy GP, LLC, the general partner of the Partnership, which owns a 2.0% general partner interest and all of the distribution rights in the Partnership.

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