Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. (BKEP) and Its Competitors Head-To-Head Review

Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. (NASDAQ: BKEP) is one of 52 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. 0 0 1 0 3.00
Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. Competitors 302 1812 2397 86 2.49

Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. presently has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 45.45%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 26.68%. Given Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. $177.39 million -$4.84 million -30.55
Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. Competitors $4.88 billion $288.25 million -64.93

Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C.’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C.. Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. 11.78% -10.32% 6.85%
Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. Competitors 19.01% 84.73% 6.88%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

57.4% of Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.1% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. pays an annual dividend of $0.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.5%. Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. pays out -322.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.8% and pay out 150.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Volatility and Risk

Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C.’s peers have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. peers beat Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. Company Profile

Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. is a master limited partnership company. The Company manages its operations through four segments: asphalt terminaling services, crude oil terminaling and storage services, crude oil pipeline services, and crude oil trucking and producer field services. Asphalt terminaling services segment operations generally consist of fee based activities associated with providing storage, terminaling and throughput services for asphalt product and residual fuel oil. Crude oil terminaling and storage segment operations generally consist of fee based activities associated with providing storage, terminaling, and throughput services for crude oil. Crude oil pipeline services segment operations generally consist of fee-based activity associated with transporting crude oil products on pipelines. Crude oil trucking and producer field services segment operations generally consist of fee-based activity associated with transporting crude oil products on trucks.

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