Contrasting FTAI Infrastructure (NASDAQ:FIP) and Sprague Resources (NYSE:SRLP)

FTAI Infrastructure (NASDAQ:FIPGet Rating) and Sprague Resources (NYSE:SRLPGet Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.7% of Sprague Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for FTAI Infrastructure and Sprague Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FTAI Infrastructure 0 0 1 0 3.00
Sprague Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A

FTAI Infrastructure currently has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 142.21%. Given FTAI Infrastructure’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe FTAI Infrastructure is more favorable than Sprague Resources.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares FTAI Infrastructure and Sprague Resources’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FTAI Infrastructure N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sprague Resources $3.50 billion 0.15 -$68.92 million ($3.80) -5.26

FTAI Infrastructure has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Sprague Resources.

Dividends

FTAI Infrastructure pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Sprague Resources pays an annual dividend of $1.74 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.7%. Sprague Resources pays out -45.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares FTAI Infrastructure and Sprague Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FTAI Infrastructure N/A N/A N/A
Sprague Resources -2.03% -66.70% -0.34%

Summary

FTAI Infrastructure beats Sprague Resources on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About FTAI Infrastructure

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FTAI Infrastructure Inc. focuses on acquiring, developing, and operating assets and businesses that represent infrastructure for customers in the transportation and energy industries. It operates a multi-modal crude oil and refined products terminal, and other related assets. The company also has a 1,630-acre deep-water port located along the Delaware River with an underground storage cavern, a multipurpose dock, a rail-to-ship transloading system, and multiple industrial development opportunities; and a 1,660-acre multi-modal port located along the Ohio River with rail, dock, and multiple industrial development opportunities, including a power plant under construction. In addition, it operates five freight railroads and one switching facility. FTAI Infrastructure Inc. was incorporated in 2021 and is based in New York, New York. FTAI Infrastructure Inc. (NasdaqGS : FIP) operates independently of Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC as of August 1, 2022.

About Sprague Resources

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Sprague Resources LP engages in the purchase, storage, distribution and sale of refined products and natural gas. It operates through the following segments: Refined Products, Natural Gas, Materials Handling, and Other Operations. The Refined Products segment offers refined products, such as heating oil, diesel, residual fuel oil, kerosene, jet fuel and gasoline. The Natural Gas segment purchases, sells and distributes natural gas. The Materials Handling segment stores various customer owned products, which includes asphalt, clay slurry, salt, gypsum, coal, petroleum coke, caustic soda, tallow, pulp and heavy equipment. The Other Operations segment includes the marketing and distribution of coal conducted in Portland, Maine terminal, commercial trucking activity conducted by Canadian subsidiary and heating equipment service business. The company was founded by Charles Hill Sprague in 1870 and is headquartered in Portsmouth, NH.

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