Suburban Propane Partners (NYSE:SPH) and Sky Resort International (OTCMKTS:SKYL) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.
Suburban Propane Partners pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.3%. Sky Resort International does not pay a dividend. Suburban Propane Partners pays out 342.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
This table compares Suburban Propane Partners and Sky Resort International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Suburban Propane Partners||$1.19 billion||1.20||$37.99 million||$0.70||33.19|
|Sky Resort International||N/A||N/A||-$120,000.00||N/A||N/A|
Suburban Propane Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Sky Resort International.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
29.5% of Suburban Propane Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Suburban Propane Partners shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 82.0% of Sky Resort International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Suburban Propane Partners and Sky Resort International, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Suburban Propane Partners||1||1||1||0||2.00|
|Sky Resort International||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Suburban Propane Partners presently has a consensus target price of $27.00, suggesting a potential upside of 16.23%. Given Suburban Propane Partners’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Suburban Propane Partners is more favorable than Sky Resort International.
This table compares Suburban Propane Partners and Sky Resort International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Suburban Propane Partners||5.69%||13.26%||3.50%|
|Sky Resort International||N/A||N/A||-6,018.23%|
Risk & Volatility
Suburban Propane Partners has a beta of 0.56, indicating that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sky Resort International has a beta of 2.36, indicating that its share price is 136% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Suburban Propane Partners beats Sky Resort International on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Suburban Propane Partners Company Profile
Suburban Propane Partners, L.P., through its subsidiaries, engages in the retail marketing and distribution of propane, fuel oil, and refined fuels. Its Propane segment is involved in the retail distribution of propane to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers, as well as in the wholesale distribution to industrial end users. This segment offers propane primarily for space heating, water heating, cooking, and clothes drying in the residential and commercial markets; for use as a motor fuel in internal combustion engines to power over-the-road vehicles, forklifts, and stationary engines, as well as to fire furnaces, as a cutting gas to the industrial customers, and in other process applications; and for tobacco curing, crop drying, poultry brooding, and weed control in the agricultural markets. The company's Fuel Oil and Refined Fuels segment engages in the retail distribution of fuel oil, diesel, kerosene, and gasoline to residential and commercial customers for use primarily as a source of heat in homes and buildings. Its Natural Gas and Electricity segment markets natural gas and electricity to residential and commercial customers in the deregulated energy markets in New York and Pennsylvania. The company also sells, installs, and services a range of home comfort equipment, including whole-house heating products, air cleaners, humidifiers, and space heaters. As of September 30, 2017, it served approximately 1.0 million residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers through 668 locations in 41 states primarily in the east and west coast regions of the United States, as well as portions of the midwest region of the United States and Alaska. Suburban Energy Services Group LLC serves as a general partner of Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Whippany, New Jersey.
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