Enable Midstream Partners (NYSE:ENBL) & PBF Logistics (PBFX) Head to Head Analysis

Enable Midstream Partners (NYSE: ENBL) and PBF Logistics (NYSE:PBFX) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Dividends

Enable Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.2%. PBF Logistics pays an annual dividend of $1.94 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.2%. Enable Midstream Partners pays out 138.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. PBF Logistics pays out 89.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. PBF Logistics has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. PBF Logistics is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Enable Midstream Partners and PBF Logistics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Enable Midstream Partners $2.80 billion 2.13 $436.00 million $0.92 15.03
PBF Logistics $254.81 million 3.14 $100.28 million $2.17 8.80

Enable Midstream Partners has higher revenue and earnings than PBF Logistics. PBF Logistics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Enable Midstream Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Enable Midstream Partners and PBF Logistics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enable Midstream Partners 15.23% 5.81% 3.78%
PBF Logistics 36.52% 60.45% 12.44%

Volatility and Risk

Enable Midstream Partners has a beta of 1.81, meaning that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PBF Logistics has a beta of 1.18, meaning that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

18.3% of Enable Midstream Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.4% of PBF Logistics shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Enable Midstream Partners and PBF Logistics, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enable Midstream Partners 0 4 4 0 2.50
PBF Logistics 0 1 1 0 2.50

Enable Midstream Partners currently has a consensus target price of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 30.15%. PBF Logistics has a consensus target price of $23.25, suggesting a potential upside of 21.73%. Given Enable Midstream Partners’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Enable Midstream Partners is more favorable than PBF Logistics.

Summary

PBF Logistics beats Enable Midstream Partners on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Enable Midstream Partners

Enable Midstream Partners LP owns, operates and develops midstream energy infrastructure assets strategically located to serve its customers. The Company operates in two business segments: Gathering and Processing, and Transportation and Storage. Its gathering and processing segment primarily provides natural gas and crude oil gathering and natural gas processing services to its producer customers. Its transportation and storage segment provides interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline transportation and storage services primarily to its producer, power plant, Local distribution company (LDC) and industrial end user customers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated natural gas and crude oil gathering and natural gas processing assets in five states. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated interstate and intrastate transportation and storage systems across nine states.

About PBF Logistics

PBF Logistics LP owns, leases, acquires, develops, and operates crude oil and refined petroleum products terminals, pipelines, storage facilities, and other logistics assets in the United States. It operates through Transportation and Terminaling, and Storage segments. The company's assets include Delaware City rail unloading terminal, a light crude oil rail unloading terminal, which serves Delaware City and Paulsboro refineries; Toledo truck unloading Terminal, that serves Toledo refinery; Delaware City west heavy unloading rack, a heavy crude oil unloading facility, which serves Delaware City refinery; and a terminaling facility that consists of 27 propane storage bullets and a truck loading facility. Its storage facility consists of 30 tanks for storing crude oil, refined products, and intermediates. PBF Logistics GP LLC serves as the general partner of the partnership. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.

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