EQM Midstream Partners, LP [NYSE:EQM]: Analyst Rating and Earnings
Equities traders frequently stay up to date regarding what leading market analysts think about a possible stock buy. As it relates to EQM Midstream Partners, LP [EQM], the latest mean analyst recommendation that’s publicly available is from the fiscal three-month period ending in December. On average, stock market experts give EQM an Outperform rating. The average 12-month price forecast for this stock is $54.53, with the high estimate being $66.00, the low estimate being $48.00 and the median estimate amounting to $54.00. This is compared to its latest closing price of $43.91.
Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for EQM Midstream Partners, LP [EQM] is sitting at 2.31. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.12.
For the quarter ending in Sep-18 EQM Midstream Partners, LP [EQM] generated $0.36 billion in sales. That’s 5.28% higher than the average estimate of $0.35 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.
Stay on the lookout for the next quarterly financial report – the company is expected to release the following results on Thu 21 Feb (In 44 Days).
Fundamental Analysis of EQM Midstream Partners, LP [EQM]
Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for EQM Midstream Partners, LP [EQM] sitting at +69.62 and its Gross Margin at +78.16, this company’s Net Margin is now 35.90%. These measurements indicate that EQM Midstream Partners, LP [EQM] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.
This company’s Return on Total Capital is 18.45, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 7.70%. its Return on Equity is 20.13, and its Return on Assets is 12.63. These metrics show a mixed bag, which means that this investment’s attractiveness can be quickly increased or decreased in the short term, depending on future updates EQM financial performance.
Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, EQM Midstream Partners, LP [EQM] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 54.35. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 35.21, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 32.89. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 54.35, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 35.21. This company has a healthy balance between its debt and its current holdings, suggesting it is a reliable investment due to its ability to leverage debt in an efficient way.
What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 9.18 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 1.72. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 5.70, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.17. EQM Midstream Partners, LP [EQM] has a Price to Book Ratio of 2.74, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 9.06 and P/E Ratio of 8.89. These metrics all suggest that EQM Midstream Partners, LP is more likely to generate a positive ROI.
Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, EQM Midstream Partners, LP [EQM] Receivables Turnover is 6.88 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.25. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.69 and its Current Ratio is 0.69. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.
Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: EQM Midstream Partners, LP [EQM] has 119.12M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $5.42B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 39.32 to 77.97. At its current price, it has moved by -41.62% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 15.77% from its 52-week low.
This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.13, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 55.26. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.
Conclusion: Is EQM Midstream Partners, LP [EQM] a Reliable Buy?
Shares of EQM Midstream Partners, LP [EQM], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.