Contrasting SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (SXCP) & Its Peers

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SXCP) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Steel” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Dividends

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $2.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.9%. SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. pays out -127.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Steel” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 60.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. 0 0 1 0 3.00
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. Competitors 331 968 1013 36 2.32

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. presently has a consensus price target of $19.00, indicating a potential upside of 11.11%. As a group, “Steel” companies have a potential upside of 12.50%. Given SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

15.7% of SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.1% of shares of all “Steel” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.6% of shares of all “Steel” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.’s rivals have a beta of 1.37, indicating that their average share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. $800.00 million $218.50 million -9.14
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. Competitors $7.78 billion $1.01 billion 32.91

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

Profitability

This table compares SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. -9.52% 14.02% 5.44%
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. Competitors -1,550.91% 3.59% 2.20%

Summary

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. rivals beat SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. Company Profile

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. is engaged in the production of coke used in the blast furnace production of steel. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned a 98% interest in Haverhill Coke Company LLC (Haverhill), Middletown Coke Company, LLC (Middletown), and Gateway Energy and Coke Company, LLC (Granite City). The Company’s segments include Domestic Coke, which consists of the Haverhill, Middletown and Granite City cokemaking and heat recovery operations located in Franklin Furnace, Ohio; Middletown, Ohio, and Granite City, Illinois, respectively, and Coal Logistics, which consists of the Company’s Convent Marine Terminal, Kanawha River Terminals, LLC and SunCoke Lake Terminal, LLC (Lake Terminal) coal handling and/or mixing service operations in Convent, Louisiana; Ceredo and Belle, West Virginia, and East Chicago, Indiana, respectively. It also provides coal handling and/or mixing services at its Coal Logistics terminals to steel, coke, electric utility and coal mining customers.

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