Antero Midstream Partners
Antero Midstream was trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) multiple of 9.2x as of January 5, 2018. That’s significantly below the historical average of 13.8x. Its current distribution yield of 4.4% is also higher than the historical average of 3.6%.
Antero Midstream Partners’ debt-to-EBITDA ratio was 2.4x as of January 5, 2018. Its leverage has increased slightly over the past year, considering its strong expansion capital spending. However, its current leverage is well within the industry standards.
Antero Midstream Partners is expected to post 51.8% YoY (year-over-year) growth in 2017 compared to 2016. That’s significantly higher than the industry median of 19.2%. It’s expected to post EBITDA CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 29.5% during the 2018–2020 period. Its strong EBITDA growth is expected to be translated into strong distribution growth. Wall Street analysts expect distribution CAGR of 28.4% during 2018–2020.
Antero Midstream Partners has “buy” ratings from 100% of analysts surveyed by Reuters. AM is the only Alerain MLP ETF (AMLP) constituent with “buy” ratings from 100% of the analysts. Antero Midstream is currently trading significantly below the low range ($34) of analysts’ target prices. Its average target price of $38.20 implies a ~23% upside potential from the current price levels.