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Antero Midstream Partners LP [NYSE:AM]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Stock traders often pay close attention what Wall Street analysts have to say about a potential investment. For Antero Midstream Partners LP [AM], the latest consensus recommendation available followed its financial results for the fiscal quarter ending in December. On average, stock market experts give AM an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 13.53 to 18.97. This is compared to its latest closing price of $23.70.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Antero Midstream Partners LP [AM] is sitting at 2.09. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.00.

For the quarter ending in Sep-18 Antero Midstream Partners LP [AM] generated $0.27 billion in sales. That’s 12.90% higher than the average estimate of $0.24 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.

Keep an eye out for the next scheduled publication date for this company’s financial results, which are expected to be released on Tue 12 Feb (In 29 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Antero Midstream Partners LP [AM]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Antero Midstream Partners LP [AM] sitting at +46.81 and its Gross Margin at +54.42, this company’s Net Margin is now 29.10%. These measurements indicate that Antero Midstream Partners LP [AM] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 15.11, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 12.10%. Its Return on Equity is 17.55, and its Return on Assets is 8.81. These metrics all suggest that Antero Midstream Partners LP is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Antero Midstream Partners LP [AM] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 80.12. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 44.48, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 39.31. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 80.12, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 44.48. 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 11.77 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 2.49. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 5.92, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.18. Antero Midstream Partners LP [AM] has a Price to Book Ratio of 3.64, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 11.36 and P/E Ratio of 15.47. These metrics all suggest that Antero Midstream Partners LP is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Antero Midstream Partners LP [AM] earns $1,302,693 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 8.74 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.29. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.99 and its Current Ratio is 0.99. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

Performance Indicators

Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: Antero Midstream Partners LP [AM] has 191.08M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $4.43B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 19.86 to 34.53. At its current price, it has moved by -32.81% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 16.82% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.61, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 43.09. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Antero Midstream Partners LP [AM] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Antero Midstream Partners LP [AM], 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.