Green Plains Partners (NASDAQ: GPP) is one of 25 public companies in the “Industrial organic chemicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Green Plains Partners to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Green Plains Partners and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Green Plains Partners $106.99 million $58.86 million 9.45
Green Plains Partners Competitors $3.36 billion $346.16 million 3.96

Green Plains Partners’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Green Plains Partners. Green Plains Partners is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Green Plains Partners and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Green Plains Partners 1 0 4 0 2.60
Green Plains Partners Competitors 121 483 748 27 2.49

Green Plains Partners presently has a consensus price target of $21.80, suggesting a potential upside of 27.49%. As a group, “Industrial organic chemicals” companies have a potential upside of 12.35%. Given Green Plains Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Green Plains Partners is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Green Plains Partners and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Green Plains Partners 55.02% -92.54% 63.82%
Green Plains Partners Competitors -17.61% -13.99% -6.53%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

46.0% of Green Plains Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.6% of shares of all “Industrial organic chemicals” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.2% of shares of all “Industrial organic chemicals” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Green Plains Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.0%. Green Plains Partners pays out 103.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Industrial organic chemicals” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.6% and pay out 41.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Green Plains Partners has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Green Plains Partners’ rivals have a beta of 0.49, suggesting that their average share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Green Plains Partners beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Green Plains Partners

Green Plains Partners LP provides fuel storage and transportation services. It acquires, owns, develops, and operates ethanol and fuel storage tanks, terminals, transportation assets, and other related assets and businesses. The company owns or leases 39 ethanol storage facilities and approximately 61 acres of land. Green Plains Holdings LLC serves as the general partner of the company. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Green Plains Partners LP is a subsidiary of Green Plains Inc.

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