NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The steep decline in oil prices over the last year has forced oil companies to pull back on investments in production. The number of oil rigs operating in the U.S. has continued to drop and is now at the lowest level since 2010, according to oil services company Baker Hughes (BHI).

Even though brent crude oil prices have risen to roughly $65 a barrel -- a high for 2015 -- and U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil was just above $57, close to a six-week high, oil companies are still getting crushed.

Here's 10 large-cap oil-related companies you should sell right now if they're in your portfolio -- with the worst performing companies at the end of the list -- using TheStreet Ratings, TheStreet's proprietary ratings tool.

TheStreet Ratings projects a stock's total return potential over a 12-month period including both price appreciation and dividends. Based on 32 major data points, TheStreet Ratings uses a quantitative approach to rating over 4,300 stocks to predict return potential for the next year. The model is both objective, using elements such as volatility of past operating revenues, financial strength, and company cash flows, and subjective, including expected equities market returns, future interest rates, implied industry outlook and forecasted company earnings.

Buying an S&P 500 stock that TheStreet Ratings rated a "buy" yielded a 16.56% return in 2014 beating the S&P 500 Total Return Index by 304 basis points. Buying a Russell 2000 stock that TheStreet Ratings rated a "buy" yielded a 9.5% return in 2014, beating the Russell 2000 index, including dividends reinvested, by 460 basis points last year. Note: Reports are dated Apr. 26, 2015. Year-to-date returns are based on April 24, 2015 closing prices.


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10. Apache Corp. (APA)
Market Cap: $25.3 billion
Sector: Energy/Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
Rating: Sell, D+
Year-to-date return: 5.8%

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids.

"We rate APACHE CORP (APA) a SELL. This is driven by a few notable weaknesses, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 2866.7% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $174.00 million to -$4,814.00 million.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, APACHE CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $1,933.00 million or 21.96% when compared to the same quarter last year. In conjunction, when comparing current results to the industry average, APACHE CORP has marginally lower results.
  • The share price of APACHE CORP has not done very well: it is down 21.96% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
  • APACHE CORP has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. However, the consensus estimate suggests that this trend should reverse in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, APACHE CORP swung to a loss, reporting -$13.07 versus $5.95 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings (-$1.62 versus -$13.07).

 

 

 

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9. Ecopetrol SA (EC)
Market Cap: $37 billion
Sector: Energy/Integrated Oil & Gas
Rating: Sell, D+
Year-to-date return: -1.9%

Ecopetrol S.A., an integrated oil company, is engaged in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas primarily in Colombia, Peru, Brazil, and the United States Gulf Coast.

"We rate ECOPETROL SA (EC) a SELL. This is driven by a number of negative factors, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • ECOPETROL SA has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. Earnings per share have declined over the last two years. We anticipate that this should continue in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, ECOPETROL SA reported lower earnings of $1.55 versus $3.31 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 56.0% in earnings ($0.68 versus $1.55).
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 187.0% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $1,214.16 million to -$1,055.88 million.
  • Current return on equity is lower than its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of weakness within the company. In comparison to the other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, ECOPETROL SA's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for ECOPETROL SA is currently extremely low, coming in at 8.04%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -58.82% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $1,037.99 million or 37.39% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.

 

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8. Nabors Industries LTD (NBR)
Market Cap: $4.6 billion
Sector: Energy/Oil & Gas Drilling
Rating: Sell, D+
Year-to-date return: 15.9%

Nabors Industries Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides drilling and rig services. The company offers rig instrumentation, optimization software, and directional drilling services. It also provides completion, life-of-well maintenance, and plugging and abandonment of a well.

"We rate NABORS INDUSTRIES LTD (NBR) a SELL. This is driven by a number of negative factors, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Energy Equipment & Services industry and the overall market, NABORS INDUSTRIES LTD's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • NBR's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 38.22%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.
  • NBR, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 2.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 11.0%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • NBR's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77 is somewhat low overall, but it is high when compared to the industry average, implying that the management of the debt levels should be evaluated further.
  • NABORS INDUSTRIES LTD reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, NABORS INDUSTRIES LTD swung to a loss, reporting -$2.35 versus $0.51 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings (-$0.32 versus -$2.35).

 

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7. Transocean Ltd. (RIG)
Market Cap: $6 billion
Sector: Energy/Oil & Gas Drilling
Rating: Sell, D+
Year-to-date return: -10.5%

Transocean Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells worldwide. The company primarily offers deepwater and harsh environment drilling services.

"We rate TRANSOCEAN LTD (RIG) a SELL. This is driven by a number of negative factors, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Energy Equipment & Services industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 417.2% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $233.00 million to -$739.00 million.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Energy Equipment & Services industry and the overall market, TRANSOCEAN LTD's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $566.00 million or 26.77% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 59.03%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 438.33% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • TRANSOCEAN LTD has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. However, the consensus estimate suggests that this trend should reverse in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, TRANSOCEAN LTD swung to a loss, reporting -$5.25 versus $3.85 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.41 versus -$5.25).

 

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6. Talisman Energy Inc. (TLM)
Market Cap: $8.1 billion
Sector: Energy/Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
Rating: Sell, D+
Year-to-date return: 0.77%

Talisman Energy Inc., an upstream oil and gas company, engages in the exploration, development, production, transportation, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids.

"We rate TALISMAN ENERGY INC (TLM) a SELL. This is driven by multiple weaknesses, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed against the S&P 500 and did not exceed that of the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 58.2% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$1,005.00 million to -$1,590.00 million.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 27.04%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 57.14% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, TALISMAN ENERGY INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for TALISMAN ENERGY INC is rather high; currently it is at 54.08%. Regardless of TLM's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, TLM's net profit margin of -158.36% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • TALISMAN ENERGY INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, TALISMAN ENERGY INC continued to lose money by earning -$0.97 versus -$1.21 in the prior year.

 

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5. Weatherford International (WFT)
Market Cap: $11.2 billion
Sector: Energy/Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
Rating: Sell, D+
Year-to-date return: 23.7%

Weatherford International public limited company provides equipment and services used in the drilling, evaluation, completion, production, and intervention of oil and natural gas wells worldwide.

"We rate WEATHERFORD INTL PLC (WFT) a SELL. This is driven by several weaknesses, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Energy Equipment & Services industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 187.8% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$41.00 million to -$118.00 million.
  • The share price of WEATHERFORD INTL PLC has not done very well: it is down 23.40% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
  • WEATHERFORD INTL PLC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past year. However, the consensus estimate suggests that this trend should reverse in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, WEATHERFORD INTL PLC reported poor results of -$0.75 versus -$0.44 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings (-$0.06 versus -$0.75).
  • WFT, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 2.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 22.3%. The declining revenue appears to have seeped down to the company's bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 89.65% to -$42.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, WEATHERFORD INTL PLC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 4.41%.

 

 

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4. Western Gas Equity Partners LP (WGP)
Market Cap: $14.4 billion
Sector: Energy/Oil & Gas Storage & Transportation
Rating: Sell, D
Year-to-date return: 7.8%

Western Gas Equity Partners, LP engages in gathering, processing, compressing, treating, and transporting natural gas, condensate, natural gas liquids, and crude oil in the United States.

"We rate WESTERN GAS EQUITY PRTNRS LP (WGP) a SELL. This is driven by several weaknesses, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and disappointing return on equity."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • Currently the debt-to-equity ratio of 1.92 is quite high overall and when compared to the industry average, suggesting that the current management of debt levels should be re-evaluated. Along with the unfavorable debt-to-equity ratio, WGP maintains a poor quick ratio of 0.81, which illustrates the inability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, WESTERN GAS EQUITY PRTNRS LP has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has exceeded that of the S&P 500.
  • Investors have driven up the company's shares by 32.50% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. Setting our sights on the months ahead, however, we feel that the stock's sharp appreciation over the last year has driven it to a price level which is now relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. The implication is that its reduced upside potential is not good enough to warrant further investment at this time.
  • 44.04% is the gross profit margin for WESTERN GAS EQUITY PRTNRS LP which we consider to be strong. Regardless of WGP's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, WGP's net profit margin of 16.91% significantly outperformed against the industry.
  • Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $129.76 million or 2.79% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of -13.13%.

 

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3. Ensco PLC (ESV)
Market Cap: $5.7 billion
Sector: Energy/Oil & Gas Drilling
Rating: Sell, D
Year-to-date return: -19.7%

Ensco plc provides offshore contract drilling services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Floaters, Jackups, and Other.

"We rate ENSCO PLC (ESV) a SELL. This is driven by several weaknesses, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Energy Equipment & Services industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 1055.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $361.40 million to -$3,451.80 million.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Energy Equipment & Services industry and the overall market, ENSCO PLC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has declined marginally to $530.80 million or 3.12% when compared to the same quarter last year. In conjunction, when comparing current results to the industry average, ENSCO PLC has marginally lower results.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 51.52%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 877.64% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • ENSCO PLC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. However, the consensus estimate suggests that this trend should reverse in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, ENSCO PLC swung to a loss, reporting -$11.69 versus $6.08 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.95 versus -$11.69).

 

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2. Antero Resources Corp. (AR)
Market Cap: $11.7 billion
Sector: Energy/Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
Rating: Sell, D
Year-to-date return: 4.9%

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States.

"We rate ANTERO RESOURCES CORP (AR) a SELL. This is driven by several weaknesses, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, generally high debt management risk and weak operating cash flow."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • AR's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 33.44%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • AR's debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00 is somewhat low overall, but it is high when compared to the industry average, implying that the management of the debt levels should be evaluated further. Even though the debt-to-equity ratio shows mixed results, the company's quick ratio of 0.48 is very low and demonstrates very weak liquidity.
  • Net operating cash flow has declined marginally to $199.38 million or 1.67% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite a decrease in cash flow ANTERO RESOURCES CORP is still fairing well by exceeding its industry average cash flow growth rate of -13.13%.
  • ANTERO RESOURCES CORP reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. However, we anticipate underperformance relative to this pattern in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, ANTERO RESOURCES CORP turned its bottom line around by earning $2.56 versus -$0.41 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 75.4% in earnings ($0.63 versus $2.56).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income increased by 372.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$223.02 million to $606.72 million.

 

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1. Plains GP Holdings LP (PAGP)
Market Cap: $6.3 billion
Sector: Energy/Oil & Gas Storage & Transportation
Rating: Sell, E+
Year-to-date return: 14.6%

Plains GP Holdings, L.P., through its interest in Plains AAP, L.P., owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and provides logistics services for crude oil, natural gas liquids, natural gas, and refined products in the United States and Canada.

"We rate PLAINS GP HOLDINGS LP (PAGP) a SELL. This is based on some significant below-par investment measures, which should drive this stock to significantly underperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year and poor profit margins."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 6.39 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. To add to this, PAGP has a quick ratio of 0.63, this demonstrates the lack of ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • In its most recent trading session, PAGP has closed at a price level that was not very different from its closing price of one year earlier. This is probably due to its weak earnings growth as well as other mixed factors. Looking ahead, the stock's rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level which is relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry, implying reduced upside potential.
  • The gross profit margin for PLAINS GP HOLDINGS LP is currently extremely low, coming in at 7.37%. Regardless of PAGP's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 0.26% trails the industry average.
  • Regardless of the drop in revenue, the company managed to outperform against the industry average of 20.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 11.0%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • In comparison to the other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, PLAINS GP HOLDINGS LP's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.