Foster Wheeler (NASDAQ: FWLT) and USD Partners (NYSE:USDP) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Foster Wheeler and USD Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Foster Wheeler N/A N/A N/A $0.90 N/A
USD Partners $111.13 million 2.49 $24.17 million $0.92 11.41

USD Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Foster Wheeler. Foster Wheeler is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than USD Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Foster Wheeler and USD Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Foster Wheeler 0 0 0 0 N/A
USD Partners 1 0 1 0 2.00

USD Partners has a consensus price target of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 61.90%.

Profitability

This table compares Foster Wheeler and USD Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Foster Wheeler N/A N/A N/A
USD Partners 19.98% 35.73% 7.27%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

27.0% of USD Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of USD Partners shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

USD Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.1%. Foster Wheeler does not pay a dividend. USD Partners pays out 150.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

USD Partners beats Foster Wheeler on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Foster Wheeler Company Profile

Foster Wheeler AG (Foster Wheeler) is a supplier of engineering, construction and project management contractor and power equipment. It operates through two business groups: Global Engineering and Construction Group (Global E&C Group), and Global Power Group. Its Global E&C Group, which operates worldwide, designs, engineers and constructs onshore and offshore upstream oil and gas processing facilities, natural gas liquefaction facilities and receiving terminals, gas-to-liquids facilities, oil refining, chemical and petrochemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology facilities and related infrastructure. Its Global Power Group designs, manufactures and erects steam generators and auxiliary equipment for electric power generating stations, district heating and power plants and industrial facilities worldwide.In May 2014, the Company announced that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group acquired Siemens Environmental Systems and Services business.

USD Partners Company Profile

USD Partners LP acquires, develops and operates energy-related logistics assets, including rail terminals and other midstream infrastructure. The Company’s segments include Terminalling services and Fleet services. The Terminalling services segment consists of various operations, including Hardisty terminal, Casper terminal and Ethanol terminals. Its Hardisty terminal is an origination terminal where it loads various grades of Canadian crude oil onto railcars for transportation to end markets. The Casper terminal is a crude oil storage, blending and railcar loading terminal located in Casper, Wyoming. Its San Antonio and West Colton terminals are unit train-capable destination terminals that transload ethanol received by rail from producers onto trucks to meet local ethanol demand. The Company provides its customers with railcars and fleet services related to the transportation of liquid hydrocarbons and biofuels by rail under master fleet services agreements.

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