Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) and American Midstream Partners, (NYSE:AMID) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Phillips 66 and American Midstream Partners,’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Phillips 66 $76.71 billion 0.54 $2.05 billion $3.22 25.14
American Midstream Partners, $289.80 million 2.43 $34.18 million N/A N/A

Phillips 66 has higher revenue and earnings than American Midstream Partners,.

Profitability

This table compares Phillips 66 and American Midstream Partners,’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Phillips 66 1.86% 5.98% 2.81%
American Midstream Partners, -60.13% -2.42% -0.29%

Dividends

Phillips 66 pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. American Midstream Partners, pays an annual dividend of $1.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.3%. Phillips 66 pays out 87.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. American Midstream Partners, has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years. American Midstream Partners, is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Phillips 66 and American Midstream Partners,, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Phillips 66 0 10 4 0 2.29
American Midstream Partners, 0 0 5 0 3.00

Phillips 66 presently has a consensus target price of $84.50, suggesting a potential upside of 4.40%. American Midstream Partners, has a consensus target price of $18.25, suggesting a potential upside of 35.69%. Given American Midstream Partners,’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe American Midstream Partners, is more favorable than Phillips 66.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

70.0% of Phillips 66 shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.7% of American Midstream Partners, shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Phillips 66 shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of American Midstream Partners, shares are owned by 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

Phillips 66 has a beta of 1.27, meaning that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Midstream Partners, has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

American Midstream Partners, beats Phillips 66 on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Phillips 66 Company Profile

Phillips 66 is an energy manufacturing and logistics company with midstream, chemicals, refining, and marketing and specialties businesses. The Company operates through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties (M&S). The Midstream segment gathers, processes, transports and markets natural gas, and transports, stores, fractionates and markets natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States. The Chemicals segment consists of its equity investment in Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (CPChem), which manufactures and markets petrochemicals and plastics. The Refining segment buys, sells and refines crude oil and other feedstocks at refineries in the United States and Europe. The M&S segment purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products, such as gasolines, distillates and aviation fuels, primarily in the United States and Europe, as well as includes the manufacturing and marketing of specialty products, and power generation operations.

American Midstream Partners, Company Profile

American Midstream Partners, LP owns, operates, develops and acquires a portfolio of midstream energy assets. The Company provides midstream infrastructure that links producers of natural gas, crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), condensate and specialty chemicals to numerous intermediate and end-use markets. Its segments include gathering and processing, transmission and terminals. Through its segments, it is engaged in the business of gathering, treating, processing, and transporting natural gas; gathering, transporting, storing, treating and fractionating NGLs; gathering, storing and transporting crude oil and condensates, and storing specialty chemical products. Its gathering and processing assets are primarily located in the Permian Basin of West Texas; the Cotton Valley/Haynesville Shale of East Texas; the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas; the Bakken Shale of North Dakota, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.

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