KMI’s enterprise value
Kinder Morgan (KMI) is the largest company in the peer group by enterprise value (or EV), followed by Enterprise Product Partners (EPD). Currently, KMI has an enterprise value of $83.1 billion. Enterprise value includes the value to equity holders and debt holders. EPD has a higher market cap compared to KMI but it still has a lower enterprise value due to KMI’s huge outstanding debt. For a comparative analysis of the four largest midstream companies, please read ETE, EPD, WMB, and KMI: Are They Prepared for Tougher Times?
KMI’s operating margin
KMI’s EV/EBITDA multiple
Of the selected companies, Kinder Morgan’s forward EV/EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) multiple of 11.1x is above the group average of 10.7x. At the same time, Spectra Energy (SE) has the highest forward EV/EBITDA of 13.3x.
KMI’s dividend yield
Kinder Morgan has the lowest dividend yield among the selected peer group. KMI’s low dividend yield reflects its recent distribution cut. KMI’s peers Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) and Williams Partners (WPZ) are currently trading at high distribution yields of 17.7% and 15.0%, respectively. KMI alone constitutes 2.4% of the iShares North American Natural Resources ETF (IGE).