Contrasting Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (ANW) and American Midstream Partners, (AMID)

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE: ANW) and American Midstream Partners, (NYSE:AMID) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Aegean Marine Petroleum Network and American Midstream Partners,’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network $5.30 billion 0.03 $106.56 million $0.70 5.79
American Midstream Partners, $296.02 million 2.42 $12.92 million ($1.89) -7.20

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network has higher revenue and earnings than American Midstream Partners,. American Midstream Partners, is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Aegean Marine Petroleum Network, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Aegean Marine Petroleum Network and American Midstream Partners,, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network 0 0 3 0 3.00
American Midstream Partners, 0 1 2 0 2.67

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network presently has a consensus target price of $7.67, indicating a potential upside of 89.30%. American Midstream Partners, has a consensus target price of $16.50, indicating a potential upside of 21.32%. Given Aegean Marine Petroleum Network’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Aegean Marine Petroleum Network is more favorable than American Midstream Partners,.

Dividends

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. American Midstream Partners, pays an annual dividend of $1.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.1%. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network pays out 11.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. American Midstream Partners, pays out -87.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. American Midstream Partners, is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

70.6% of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.1% of American Midstream Partners, shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of American Midstream Partners, shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Aegean Marine Petroleum Network and American Midstream Partners,’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network 0.56% 7.97% 2.95%
American Midstream Partners, -10.35% -19.39% -3.16%

Volatility & Risk

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network has a beta of 2.21, suggesting that its stock price is 121% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Midstream Partners, has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network beats American Midstream Partners, on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Company Profile

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. is an international marine fuel logistics company. The Company markets and physically supplies refined marine fuel and lubricants to vessels in port, at sea and on rivers. As a physical supplier, the Company procures marine fuel from refineries, oil producers and other sources, and resells and delivers these fuels from its bunkering vessels to a range of end users. The Company owns and operates a fleet of approximately 50 bunkering vessels. The Company operates over 10 land-based storage facilities. The Company operates a vessel as a floating storage facility with a cargo carrying capacity of approximately 19,900 deadweight tonnage (dwt). The Company provides fueling services to various types of ocean-going and various types of coastal vessels, such as oil tankers, container ships, drybulk carriers, cruise ships, reefers, liquefied natural gas (LNG)/liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers, car carriers and ferries.

American Midstream Partners, Company Profile

American Midstream Partners, LP owns, operates, develops and acquires a portfolio of midstream energy assets. The Company provides midstream infrastructure that links producers of natural gas, crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), condensate and specialty chemicals to numerous intermediate and end-use markets. Its segments include gathering and processing, transmission and terminals. Through its segments, it is engaged in the business of gathering, treating, processing, and transporting natural gas; gathering, transporting, storing, treating and fractionating NGLs; gathering, storing and transporting crude oil and condensates, and storing specialty chemical products. Its gathering and processing assets are primarily located in the Permian Basin of West Texas; the Cotton Valley/Haynesville Shale of East Texas; the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas; the Bakken Shale of North Dakota, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.

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