FTAI Infrastructure (NASDAQ:FIP – Get Rating) and Sprague Resources (NYSE:SRLP – Get Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability and valuation.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
92.7% of Sprague Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
FTAI Infrastructure pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Sprague Resources pays an annual dividend of $1.74 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.7%. Sprague Resources pays out -45.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
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FTAI Infrastructure presently has a consensus target price of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 135.69%. Given FTAI Infrastructure’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe FTAI Infrastructure is more favorable than Sprague Resources.
This table compares FTAI Infrastructure and Sprague Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Earnings and Valuation
This table compares FTAI Infrastructure and Sprague Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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|Sprague Resources||$3.50 billion||0.15||-$68.92 million||($3.80)||-5.26|
FTAI Infrastructure has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Sprague Resources.
FTAI Infrastructure beats Sprague Resources on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About FTAI Infrastructure
FTAI Infrastructure Inc. focuses on acquiring, developing, and operating assets and businesses that represent infrastructure for customers in the transportation and energy industries. It operates a multi-modal crude oil and refined products terminal, and other related assets. The company also has a 1,630-acre deep-water port located along the Delaware River with an underground storage cavern, a multipurpose dock, a rail-to-ship transloading system, and multiple industrial development opportunities; and a 1,660-acre multi-modal port located along the Ohio River with rail, dock, and multiple industrial development opportunities, including a power plant under construction. In addition, it operates five freight railroads and one switching facility. FTAI Infrastructure Inc. was incorporated in 2021 and is based in New York, New York. FTAI Infrastructure Inc. (NasdaqGS : FIP) operates independently of Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC as of August 1, 2022.
About Sprague Resources
Sprague Resources LP engages in the purchase, storage, distribution and sale of refined products and natural gas. It operates through the following segments: Refined Products, Natural Gas, Materials Handling, and Other Operations. The Refined Products segment offers refined products, such as heating oil, diesel, residual fuel oil, kerosene, jet fuel and gasoline. The Natural Gas segment purchases, sells and distributes natural gas. The Materials Handling segment stores various customer owned products, which includes asphalt, clay slurry, salt, gypsum, coal, petroleum coke, caustic soda, tallow, pulp and heavy equipment. The Other Operations segment includes the marketing and distribution of coal conducted in Portland, Maine terminal, commercial trucking activity conducted by Canadian subsidiary and heating equipment service business. The company was founded by Charles Hill Sprague in 1870 and is headquartered in Portsmouth, NH.
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