Trans-Pacific Aerospace (OTCMKTS:TPAC) versus Hess Midstream Partners (OTCMKTS:HESM) Critical Contrast

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Trans-Pacific Aerospace (OTCMKTS:TPAC) and Hess Midstream Partners (NYSE:HESM) are both aerospace companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Dividends

Hess Midstream Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.53 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.5%. Trans-Pacific Aerospace does not pay a dividend. Hess Midstream Partners pays out 120.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares Trans-Pacific Aerospace and Hess Midstream Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Trans-Pacific Aerospace N/A N/A N/A
Hess Midstream Partners 10.43% 2.62% 2.52%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Trans-Pacific Aerospace and Hess Midstream Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Trans-Pacific Aerospace $110,000.00 7.47 -$4.56 million N/A N/A
Hess Midstream Partners $662.40 million 0.84 $372.30 million $1.27 15.97

Hess Midstream Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Trans-Pacific Aerospace.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

48.3% of Hess Midstream Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Trans-Pacific Aerospace shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Trans-Pacific Aerospace has a beta of -2.63, meaning that its stock price is 363% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hess Midstream Partners has a beta of 1.45, meaning that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Trans-Pacific Aerospace and Hess Midstream Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trans-Pacific Aerospace 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hess Midstream Partners 0 2 4 0 2.67

Hess Midstream Partners has a consensus target price of $25.60, indicating a potential upside of 26.23%. Given Hess Midstream Partners’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Hess Midstream Partners is more favorable than Trans-Pacific Aerospace.

Summary

Hess Midstream Partners beats Trans-Pacific Aerospace on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Trans-Pacific Aerospace Company Profile

Trans-Pacific Aerospace Company, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells aerospace component parts for commercial and military aircrafts, space vehicles, power plants, and surface and undersea vessels in the United States. It primarily offers self-lubricating spherical bearings, which are integral to the operation of commercial aircrafts and help with various flight-critical tasks, including aircraft flight controls and landing gear. The company was formerly known as Pinnacle Energy Corp. and changed its name to Trans-Pacific Aerospace Company, Inc. in March 2010. Trans-Pacific Aerospace Company, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in San Marino, California.

Hess Midstream Partners Company Profile

Hess Midstream Partners LP owns, operates, develops, and acquires midstream assets to provide services to Hess and third-party customers in the United States. It operates through three segments: Gathering, Processing and Storage, and Terminaling and Export. The Gathering segment is involved in the natural gas and crude oil gathering and compression activities located primarily in McKenzie, Williams and Mountrail Counties, and North Dakota. Its gathering systems consists of approximately 1,200 miles of high and low pressure natural gas and natural gas liquids gathering pipelines with capacity of up to 370 million cubic feet per day approximately, including an aggregate compression capacity of 190 million cubic feet per day; and crude oil gathering system comprises approximately 400 miles of crude oil gathering pipelines with capacity of up to 160 thousand barrels per day. The Processing and Storage segment operates Tioga Gas Plant, a natural gas processing and fractionation plant located in Tioga, North Dakota; and Mentor storage terminal, a propane storage cavern and rail, and truck loading and unloading facility located in Mentor, Minnesota. The Terminaling and Export segment owns Ramberg terminal facility; Tioga rail terminal; and crude oil rail cars, as well as Johnson's Corner Header System, a crude oil pipeline header system. Hess Midstream Partners LP was founded in 2014 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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