Comparing Noble Midstream Partners (NBLX) & Its Peers

Noble Midstream Partners (NASDAQ: NBLX) is one of 21 public companies in the “Pipelines, except natural gas” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Noble Midstream Partners to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Noble Midstream Partners and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Noble Midstream Partners 18.95% 20.39% 8.55%
Noble Midstream Partners Competitors 27.26% 16.37% 9.35%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Noble Midstream Partners and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Noble Midstream Partners $703.80 million $160.00 million 2.76
Noble Midstream Partners Competitors $6.66 billion $612.06 million 8.22

Noble Midstream Partners’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Noble Midstream Partners. Noble Midstream Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Noble Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.8%. Noble Midstream Partners pays out 24.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Pipelines, except natural gas” companies pay a dividend yield of 10.9% and pay out 82.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Noble Midstream Partners and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Noble Midstream Partners 1 0 1 0 2.00
Noble Midstream Partners Competitors 421 1400 1278 35 2.30

Noble Midstream Partners currently has a consensus target price of $8.00, suggesting a potential downside of 5.99%. As a group, “Pipelines, except natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 44.76%. Given Noble Midstream Partners’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Noble Midstream Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Noble Midstream Partners has a beta of 3.68, meaning that its share price is 268% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Noble Midstream Partners’ rivals have a beta of 1.59, meaning that their average share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

25.8% of Noble Midstream Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.0% of shares of all “Pipelines, except natural gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.8% of shares of all “Pipelines, except natural gas” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Noble Midstream Partners rivals beat Noble Midstream Partners on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Noble Midstream Partners

Noble Midstream Partners LP owns, operates, develops, and acquires midstream infrastructure assets in the United States. It operates through four segments: Gathering Systems, Fresh Water Delivery, and Investments in Midstream Entities and Corporate. The company provides crude oil, natural gas, and water-related midstream services. It operates in the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Colorado and the Delaware Basin in Texas. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Houston, Texas. Noble Midstream Partners LP is a subsidiary of Noble Energy, Inc.

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