Discount compared to historical valuation
Kinder Morgan (KMI) is currently trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) multiple of nearly 12.0x. That’s lower than its five-year average multiple of ~17.0x.
Discount compared to peers
Kinder Morgan’s forward EV-to-EBITDA is also lower compared to nearly 14.0x for Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) and Plains All American Pipeline (PAA). However, it’s comparable to Oneok’s (OKE) multiple.
The above graph compares KMI’s forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple with selected peers. KMI seems to be trading at a discount compared to its own historical valuation and compared to its peers.
In comparison, the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) is trading at a yield higher than 7.0%. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) currently yields nearly 2.0%. The energy sector forms nearly 6.6% of the S&P 500 Index (SPX-INDEX).
Kinder Morgan’s net income for 1Q17 is expected to fall marginally. You can find out more by reading What to Watch in Kinder Morgan’s 1Q17 Results.