Keyera (OTCMKTS:KEYUF – Get Free Report) and Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG – Get Free Report) are both energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Keyera and Dynagas LNG Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Dynagas LNG Partners||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Keyera presently has a consensus target price of $31.81, indicating a potential upside of 30.38%. Dynagas LNG Partners has a consensus target price of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 48.15%. Given Dynagas LNG Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Dynagas LNG Partners is more favorable than Keyera.
Valuation & Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Dynagas LNG Partners||$131.66 million||0.76||$53.97 million||$0.76||3.55|
Dynagas LNG Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Keyera. Dynagas LNG Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Keyera, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
37.0% of Keyera shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.6% of Dynagas LNG Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Keyera and Dynagas LNG Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Dynagas LNG Partners||29.28%||9.23%||2.84%|
Dynagas LNG Partners beats Keyera on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Keyera Corp. engages in the gathering and processing of natural gas; and transportation, storage, and marketing of natural gas liquids in Canada and the United States. It operates through Gathering and Processing, Liquids Infrastructure, and Marketing segments. The Gathering and Processing segment owns and operates raw gas gathering pipelines and processing plants, which collect and process raw natural gas, remove waste products, and separate the economic components primarily natural gas liquids; and provides gas handling and other ancillary services, such as NGL extraction, NGL handling and loading services, and condensate stabilization services. The Liquids Infrastructure segment owns and operates a network of facilities, including underground NGL storage caverns, above ground storage tanks, NGL fractionation facilities, and NGL pipelines, as well as rail and truck terminals for the processing, fractionation, storage, and transportation of by-products of natural gas processing comprising ethane, propane, butane, and condensate. This segment also produces iso-octane; and engages in liquids blending activity, as well as provides processing, fractionation, storage, blending, and/or de-ethanization services to the Marketing segment. The Marketing segment engages in the marketing of propane, butane, condensate, and iso-octane, as well as natural gas and crude oil. The company was formerly known as Keyera Facilities Income Fund and changed its name to Keyera Corp. in January 2011. Keyera Corp. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
About Dynagas LNG Partners
Dynagas LNG Partners LP, through its subsidiaries, operates in the seaborne transportation industry worldwide. The company owns and operates liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. Its fleet consisted of six LNG carriers with an aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 914,100 cubic meters. Dynagas GP LLC serves as the general partner of Dynagas LNG Partners LP. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Athens, Greece.
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