Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP) and Argitek (OTCMKTS:AGTK) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.
This table compares Crestwood Equity Partners and Argitek’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Crestwood Equity Partners||-3.53%||0.59%||0.21%|
Crestwood Equity Partners has a beta of 2.46, suggesting that its share price is 146% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Argitek has a beta of -9.33, suggesting that its share price is 1,033% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Crestwood Equity Partners pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.2%. Argitek does not pay a dividend. Crestwood Equity Partners pays out -206.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Crestwood Equity Partners and Argitek, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Crestwood Equity Partners||0||4||5||0||2.56|
Crestwood Equity Partners currently has a consensus target price of $37.50, indicating a potential upside of 12.17%. Given Crestwood Equity Partners’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Crestwood Equity Partners is more favorable than Argitek.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Crestwood Equity Partners and Argitek’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Crestwood Equity Partners||$3.88 billion||0.61||-$191.90 million||($1.16)||-28.82|
Argitek has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Crestwood Equity Partners.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
69.1% of Crestwood Equity Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 36.2% of Crestwood Equity Partners shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.9% of Argitek shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Crestwood Equity Partners beats Argitek on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Crestwood Equity Partners
Crestwood Equity Partners LP provides infrastructure solutions to liquids-rich natural gas and crude oil shale plays in the United States. It operates through three segments: Gathering and Processing (G&P); Storage and Transportation (S&T); and Marketing, Supply and Logistics (MS&L). The G&P segment offers gathering and transportation services for natural gas, crude oil, and produced water; and processing, treating, and compression services. The S&T segment provides crude oil and natural gas storage and transportation services to producers, utilities, and other customers. The MS&L segment offers natural gas liquid (NGL) and crude oil storage, as well as marketing and transportation services to producers, refiners, marketers, and other customers. The company owns and operates natural gas facilities with approximately 2.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas/day (Bcf/d) of gathering capacity and 0.5 Bcf/d of processing capacity; NGL facilities with approximately 20,000 Bbls/d of fractionation capacity and 3.1 million barrels of storage capacity, as well as a portfolio of transportation assets with a capacity of transporting approximately 195,000 Bbls/d of NGLs; and crude oil facilities with approximately 125,000 Bbls/d of gathering capacity, 1.5 million barrels of storage capacity, 20,000 Bbls/d of transportation capacity, and 160,000 Bbls/d of rail loading capacity. It also has ownership interests in natural gas facilities with approximately 0.3 Bcf/d of gathering capacity, 0.2 Bcf/d of processing capacity, 75.8 Bcf of certificated working storage capacity, and 1.5 Bcf/d of transportation capacity; and crude oil facilities with approximately 380,000 Bbls of working storage capacity. Crestwood Equity GP LLC serves as the general partner of Crestwood Equity Partners LP. The company was formerly known as Inergy L.P. and changed its name to Crestwood Equity Partners LP in October 2013. Crestwood Equity Partners LP was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Agritek Holdings, Inc. offers services to the cannabis sector in the United States. The company is involved in the acquisition and leasing of real estate properties, such as cultivation space and related facilities to licensed marijuana growers and dispensary owners. In addition, it offers compliance consulting, and equipment build out, banking and payment processing, multichannel supply chain, and consumer product, as well as branding, marketing, and sales solutions to the cannabis industry. The company was formerly known as MediSwipe Inc. and changed its name to Agritek Holdings, Inc. in April 2014. Agritek Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
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