Reviewing Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. (BKEP) & Its Competitors

Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. (NASDAQ: BKEP) is one of 53 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. and its rivals’ 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. 12.71% -12.45% 7.23%
Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. Competitors 17.41% 13.33% 5.55%

Dividends

Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. pays an annual dividend of $0.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.1%. Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. pays out -446.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.6% and pay out 164.2% 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 rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

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

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 292 1780 2380 86 2.50

Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. presently has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 39.13%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Transportation Services” companies have a potential upside of 24.03%. Given Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C.’s rivals have a beta of 1.39, indicating that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. $183.18 million $65.50 million -44.23
Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. Competitors $5.65 billion $1.31 billion 34.99

Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C.’s rivals 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 lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.6% of Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.3% 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, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

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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