GasLog Partners (NYSE: GLOP) and Teekay Tankers (NYSE:TNK) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.
Volatility and Risk
GasLog Partners has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Teekay Tankers has a beta of 2.04, indicating that its stock price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
41.1% of GasLog Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.0% of Teekay Tankers shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for GasLog Partners and Teekay Tankers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
GasLog Partners currently has a consensus target price of $26.17, indicating a potential upside of 10.41%. Teekay Tankers has a consensus target price of $1.60, indicating a potential upside of 52.38%. Given Teekay Tankers’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Teekay Tankers is more favorable than GasLog Partners.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares GasLog Partners and Teekay Tankers’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|GasLog Partners||$311.47 million||3.12||$112.83 million||$2.09||11.34|
|Teekay Tankers||$431.18 million||0.65||-$58.02 million||($0.11)||-9.55|
GasLog Partners has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Teekay Tankers. Teekay Tankers is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than GasLog Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
GasLog Partners pays an annual dividend of $2.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.9%. Teekay Tankers pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.4%. GasLog Partners pays out 101.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Teekay Tankers pays out -109.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. GasLog Partners has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Teekay Tankers is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This table compares GasLog Partners and Teekay Tankers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
GasLog Partners beats Teekay Tankers on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
GasLog Partners Company Profile
GasLog Partners LP owns, operates, and acquires liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers under multi-year charters. As of February 8, 2018, it had a fleet of 12 LNG carriers. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Monaco.
Teekay Tankers Company Profile
Teekay Tankers Ltd. engages in the marine transportation of crude oil and refined petroleum products through the operation of its oil and product tankers worldwide. The company also provides ship-to-ship transfer services, including lightering and lightering support, consultancy, and LNG terminal management services. As of December 31, 2016, its fleet consisted of 43 owned conventional tankers, 7 in-chartered vessels, and 1 jointly-owned very large crude carrier; and 7 ship-to-ship support vessels. The company's vessels operated under fixed-rate time charter contracts with its customers. Teekay Tankers Ltd. was founded in 2007 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
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