Pembina Pipeline (PBA) vs. Pledge Petroleum (PROP) Head to Head Analysis

Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) and Pledge Petroleum (OTCMKTS:PROP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Pembina Pipeline and Pledge Petroleum’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pembina Pipeline 18.00% 11.01% 4.92%
Pledge Petroleum N/A -17.79% -16.46%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Pembina Pipeline and Pledge Petroleum’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pembina Pipeline $4.11 billion 4.23 $687.31 million $1.33 25.81
Pledge Petroleum $20,000.00 80.57 -$600,000.00 N/A N/A

Pembina Pipeline has higher revenue and earnings than Pledge Petroleum.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Pembina Pipeline and Pledge Petroleum, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pembina Pipeline 0 1 3 0 2.75
Pledge Petroleum 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

47.0% of Pembina Pipeline shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Pledge Petroleum shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Pembina Pipeline pays an annual dividend of $1.77 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. Pledge Petroleum does not pay a dividend. Pembina Pipeline pays out 133.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Pembina Pipeline has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

Pembina Pipeline has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pledge Petroleum has a beta of 0.14, indicating that its share price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Pembina Pipeline beats Pledge Petroleum on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pembina Pipeline

Pembina Pipeline Corporation provides transportation and midstream services for the energy industry in North America. It operates through three divisions: Pipelines, Facilities, and Marketing & New Ventures. The company operates approximately 10,000 kilometers of pipeline network that transports hydrocarbon liquids and extends across Alberta and parts of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and North Dakota; and owns and operates the Nipisi and Mitsue pipelines, which provide transportation for producers operating in the Pelican Lake and Peace River heavy oil regions of Alberta; transports synthetic crude oil for the Syncrude project and the Horizon project to delivery points near Edmonton, Alberta; and operates Cheecham Lateral, which transports synthetic crude to oil sands producers operating southeast of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Its Oil Sands & Heavy Oil business operates approximately 1,650 kilometers of pipeline and has 1,060 thousands of barrels per day of capacity. In addition, the company provides natural gas gathering, compression, condensate stabilization, and shallow and deep cut processing services. Further, its NGL Midstream business offers products and services, including storage, terminalling, and hub services through 14 truck terminals; 21 inbound and 13 outbound pipeline connections; 1.2 mmbpd of crude oil and condensate supply; and approximately 900 mbbls of ground storage in the Edmonton North Terminal, as well as 2 NGL operating systems. Additionally, the company offers tariff-based operations of pipelines and related facilities; natural gas gathering and processing facilities; NGL fractionation facility and gas processing capacity near Chicago, Illinois; and other natural gas and NGL processing facilities, logistics, and distribution assets in the United States and Canada. Pembina Pipeline Corporation was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

About Pledge Petroleum

Pledge Petroleum Corp. does not have significant operations. Previously, it focused on the acquisition of producing oil fields. The company was formerly known as Propell Technologies Group, Inc. and changed its name to Pledge Petroleum Corp. in February 2017. Pledge Petroleum Corp. is based in Houston, Texas.

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