Tidewater (NYSE: TDW) and Antero Midstream GP (NYSE:AMGP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Dividends

Antero Midstream GP pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Tidewater does not pay a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

27.7% of Tidewater shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.7% of Antero Midstream GP shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Tidewater 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Tidewater and Antero Midstream GP, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tidewater 0 0 1 0 3.00
Antero Midstream GP 0 2 13 1 2.94

Antero Midstream GP has a consensus price target of $26.06, suggesting a potential upside of 45.36%. Given Antero Midstream GP’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Antero Midstream GP is more favorable than Tidewater.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tidewater and Antero Midstream GP’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tidewater N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Antero Midstream GP $16.94 million 197.06 $9.71 million N/A N/A

Antero Midstream GP has higher revenue and earnings than Tidewater.

Profitability

This table compares Tidewater and Antero Midstream GP’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tidewater N/A N/A N/A
Antero Midstream GP 4.41% 17.95% 9.97%

Summary

Antero Midstream GP beats Tidewater on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tidewater

Tidewater Inc. provides offshore service vessels and marine support services. The Company operates through four segments: Americas, Asia/Pacific, Middle East/North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa/Europe. Its Americas segment includes the activities of the Company’s North American operations, which include operations in the United States Gulf of Mexico (GOM), and the United States and Canadian coastal waters of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, as well as operations of offshore Mexico, Trinidad and Brazil. The Asia/Pacific segment includes its Australian and Southeast Asian and Western Pacific operations. The Middle East/North Africa segment includes its operations in the Mediterranean and Red Seas, the Black Sea, the Arabian Gulf and offshore India. The Company’s Sub-Saharan Africa/Europe segment includes operations conducted along the East and West Coasts of Africa, as well as operations in and around the Caspian Sea, the North Sea, and certain other arctic/cold water markets.

About Antero Midstream GP

Antero Midstream GP LP, formerly Antero Resources Midstream Management LLC, owns, operates and develops midstream energy infrastructure. The Company’s segments include gathering and processing and water handling and treatment. The gathering and processing segment consist of long-term, fee-based activities including low-pressure gathering, compression, high-pressure gathering, processing, fractionation, and condensate gathering. The Company’s water handling and treatment segment consists of long-term fee based activities including fresh water delivery used in completion activity, and water handling services. The Company’s assets are located both in the southwestern core of the Marcellus Shale in northwest West Virginia and in the core of the Utica Shale in southern Ohio.

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