Spectra Energy Partners LP (SEP) and Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP) Comparison side by side

Both Spectra Energy Partners LP (NYSE:SEP) and Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP) are Oil & Gas Pipelines companies, competing one another. We will compare their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Spectra Energy Partners LP N/A 0.00 N/A 3.30 10.55
Valero Energy Partners LP N/A 0.00 N/A 2.84 14.78

Table 1 demonstrates Spectra Energy Partners LP and Valero Energy Partners LP’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. The business with the lower P/E out of the two companies is considered for more affordable of the two firms currently. Spectra Energy Partners LP’s currently lower P/E ratio makes it the more affordable of the two businesses.

Profitability

Table 2 shows us Spectra Energy Partners LP and Valero Energy Partners LP’s return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Spectra Energy Partners LP 0.00% 0% 0%
Valero Energy Partners LP 0.00% 78.9% 12.6%

Volatility & Risk

A beta of 0.88 shows that Spectra Energy Partners LP is 12.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. Valero Energy Partners LP’s 51.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 volatility due to the company’s 0.49 beta.

Liquidity

Spectra Energy Partners LP’s Current Ratio is 1.2 while its Quick Ratio is 1.1. On the competitive side is, Valero Energy Partners LP which has a 4.1 Current Ratio and a 4.1 Quick Ratio. Valero Energy Partners LP is better positioned to pay off short and long-term obligations compared to Spectra Energy Partners LP.

Dividends

The annual dividend that Spectra Energy Partners LP pay is $3.03 per share with a dividend yield of 8.56%. Valero Energy Partners LP has an annual dividend pay of $2.14 per share while its annual dividend yield is 5.06%.

Analyst Ratings

Recommendations and Ratings for Spectra Energy Partners LP and Valero Energy Partners LP can be find in next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Spectra Energy Partners LP 1 0 0 1.00
Valero Energy Partners LP 0 7 0 2.00

The potential is 0.00% for Spectra Energy Partners LP with average price target of $41. Meanwhile, Valero Energy Partners LP’s average price target is $43.5, while its potential is 0.00%. The results provided earlier shows that appears more favorable than , based on analyst opinion.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

The shares of both Spectra Energy Partners LP and Valero Energy Partners LP are owned by institutional investors at 13.4% and 30.9% respectively. 83.14% are Spectra Energy Partners LP’s share held by insiders. On the other hand, insiders held about 67.82% of Valero Energy Partners LP’s shares.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Spectra Energy Partners LP -3.97% -5.51% -6.88% 9.81% -14.74% -11.96%
Valero Energy Partners LP -0.1% 0.21% 15.28% 3.65% 3.14% -5.55%

For the past year Valero Energy Partners LP has weaker performance than Spectra Energy Partners LP

Summary

On 7 of the 10 factors Valero Energy Partners LP beats Spectra Energy Partners LP.

Spectra Energy Partners, LP operates as an investment arm of Spectra Energy Corp. Spectra Energy Partners, LP, through its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation of natural gas through interstate pipeline systems, and the storage of natural gas in underground facilities in the United States. As of December 31, 2007, it owned and operated 100% of the approximately 1,400-mile East Tennessee interstate natural gas transportation system that extends from central Tennessee eastward into southwest Virginia and northern North Carolina, and southward into northern Georgia; and a liquefied natural gas storage facility in Kingsport, Tennessee with working gas storage capacity of approximately 1.1 billion cubic feet (Bcf) and re-gasification capability of 150 million cubic feet per day. The company also owned a 24.5% interest in the approximate 700-mile Gulfstream interstate natural gas transportation system, which extends from Pascagoula, Mississippi, and Mobile, Alabama across the Gulf of Mexico and into Florida; a 50% interest in Market Hub, which owns and operates 2 salt cavern natural gas storage facilities, the Egan storage facility with gas capacity of approximately 20 Bcf, and the Moss Bluff storage facility with working gas capacity of 15 Bcf. The company transports and stores natural gas for local gas distribution companies, municipal utilities, interstate and intrastate pipelines, direct industrial users, electric power generators, marketers, and producers. Spectra Energy Partners (DE) GP, LP, operates as the general partner to Spectra Energy Partners, LP. The company is based in Houston, Texas.