Business Analysis of Plains GP Holdings

 Analyze Historical Performance, Strategic Priorities, And Business Improvement Opportunities of Plains GP Holdings

PLAINS GP HOLDINGS

Business Overview

Plains GP Holdings, L.P. owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure in the United States and Canada. It operates through three segments: Transportation, Facilities, and Supply and Logistics. The Transportation segment engages in the transportation of crude oil and NGL on pipelines, gathering systems, trucks, and barges. As of December 31, 2016, this segment owned and leased assets comprising 19,200 miles of active crude oil and NGL pipelines and gathering systems; 31 million barrels of active, above-ground tank capacity; 810 trailers; 120 transport and storage barges; and 60 transport tugs. The Facilities segment is involved in the provision of storage, terminalling, and throughput services for crude oil, refined products, natural gas liquids (NGL), and natural gas; NGL fractionation and isomerization services; and natural gas and condensate processing services. This segment owned and operated approximately 80 million barrels of crude oil and refined products storage capacity; 32 million barrels of NGL storage capacity; 97 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage working capacity; 31 billion cubic feet of base gas; 9 natural gas processing plants; a condensate processing facility; 8 fractionation plants; 34 crude oil and NGL rail terminals; 6 marine facilities; and 1,000 miles of active pipelines. The Supply and Logistics segment engages in merchant-related activities, including purchase of crude oil, cargos, and NGL; storage of inventory, and NGL and natural gas; resale or exchange, and transport of crude oil and NGL; and purchase and sale of natural gas. It owned 14 million barrels of crude oil and NGL linefill; 820 trucks and 1,065 trailers; and 10,660 crude oil and NGL railcars. The company offers logistics services for crude oil, natural gas liquids, natural gas, and refined products. PAA GP Holdings LLC operates as a general partner of the company. Plains GP Holdings, L.P. was founded in 2013 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Plains GP Holdings

Plains GP Holdings


R&P Rank: 133
Sector: Oil & Gas
Industry:Oil & Gas Distribution
H.Q Location:Texas
Website: www.plainsallamerican.com
Company Address:
333 CLAY ST, SUITE 1600, HOUSTON TX 77002
Ph:713-646-4100

Business Analysis of Plains GP Holdings

The Oil & Gas Sector is witnessing a major shakeup, new age business models in the industry are transforming both customers and businesses. Faced with this uncertainity, companies are investing resources to transform their business. An in-depth business analysis is a valuable resource to identify and articulate the need for a business model change. At R&P Research we believe, the starting point for a business analysis is Benchmarking. Business benchmarking can be done at various levels: 1) Industry Benchmarking 2) Peer Benchmarking 3) Disruptors Benchmarking. In this report, we share the snapshot of how Plains GP Holdings compares against the industry on the major performance indicators. This analysis, along with peer group/disruptors benchmarking and revenue model understanding can help identify growth and cost optimization opportunities to maximize the value delivered by Plains GP Holdings to its stakeholders. R&P Research Industry Intelligence Platform provides historical data for last 15 years with an easy to use benchmarking interface for an in-depth comparative business analysis.

Here is the performance snapshot of Plains GP Holdings with an interactive chart.

  1. Revenue Growth: Plains GP Holdings reported a revenue growth of -12.8% year-on-year during 2016. Oil & Gas Distribution Industry grew at -12.3% in the same period
  2. COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Plains GP Holdings spent 91.2% of its total revenues on COGS. Oil & Gas Distribution industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 75.2%
  3. R&D share of Revenues: Plains GP Holdings R&D share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
  4. SG&A share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Plains GP Holdings spent 1.4% of its total revenues on Sales, Marketing, and General Administration (SG&A). Oil & Gas Distribution industry average SG&A spending in the same period was 3.7%
  5. Inventory share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Plains GP Holdings spent 7.6% of its total revenues on Inventories. Oil & Gas Distribution industry average Inventory spending in the same period was 4.8%
  6. Accounts Payable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Plains GP Holdings invested 12.8% of its total revenues on Accounts Payable (A/P) Oil & Gas Distribution industry average Accounts Payable investment in the same period was 10.1%
  7. Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Plains GP Holdings invested 11.3% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Oil & Gas Distribution industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 10.6%
  8. PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Plains GP Holdings invested 68.8% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Oil & Gas Distribution industry average PPE investment in the same period was 155.8%
  9. Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Plains GP Holdings invested 11.6% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Oil & Gas Distribution industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 39.0%
  10. Net Margins: Plains GP Holdings Net Margins in the year 2016 were 0.5%. Oil & Gas Distribution industry average Net Margins in the same period were 3.9%

Sector and Industry Association of Plains GP Holdings

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Plains GP Holdings is associated with Oil & Gas Sector and Oil & Gas Distribution Industry.

Oil & Gas sector is comprised of the following industries: Oil & Gas Production; Oil & Gas Distribution; Oil & Gas Equipment and Services; Alternative Energy. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Oil & Gas Production industry includes companies primarily engaged in operating oil & gas properties. Key activities may include exploration for crude petroleum and natural gas; drilling, completing, and equipping wells; and all other activities in the preparation of oil and gas up to the point of shipment from the producing property. It also includes companies engaged in crude petroleum refining and producing gasoline, kerosene, distillate fuel oils, residual fuel oils, and lubricants, through fractionation or straight distillation of crude oil.
  • Oil & Gas Distribution industry includes companies primarily engaged in the pipeline transportation of petroleum, natural gas, and other commodities. It also includes companies primarily engaged in the wholesale and retail distribution of petroleum and petroleum products.
  • Oil & Gas Equipment and Services industry includes companies primarily engaged in drilling wells for oil or gas field operations for others on a contract or fee basis. It also includes companies providing exploration services and machinery & equipment for oil and gas field operations.
  • Alternative Energy industry includes companies that develop or manufacture renewable energy equipment utilizing sources such as solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, and waves. It also includes companies that produce alternative fuels such as methanol, ethanol, hydrogen and biofuels that are mainly used to power vehicles.

Industry Ranking of Plains GP Holdings

With $20.2 billion revenues, Plains GP Holdings ranked number 6 of all the companies in the US Oil & Gas Distribution industry. There were a total of 69 public companies in the US Oil & Gas Distribution industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Oil & Gas Distribution industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Energy Transfer Equity ($37.5 billion)
  2. World Fuel ($27 billion)
  3. Enterprise Products Partners ($23 billion)
  4. Energy Transfer Partners ($21.8 billion)
  5. Plains All American Pipeline ($20.2 billion)
  6. Plains GP Holdings ($20.2 billion)
  7. Sunoco ($15.7 billion)
  8. Kinder Morgan ($13.1 billion)
  9. NGL Energy Partners ($11.7 billion)
  10. Sunoco Logistics ($9.2 billion)

Business Model Analysis (BMA) Framework

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Revenues Analysis

Plains GP Holdings (PAGP) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To...

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Plains GP Holdings LP (PAGP) from 2012 to 2016. Plains GP Holdings generated a total of $20.2 billion revenues during 2016. Plains GP Holdings reported a revenue growth of -12.8% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Plains GP Holdings (PAGP) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2010 To...

This report provides the last seven years revenues and revenue growth of Plains GP Holdings LP (PAGP) from 2010 to 2016. Plains GP Holdings generated a total of $20.2 billion revenues during 2016. Plains GP Holdings reported a revenue growth of -12.8% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Plains GP Holdings (PAGP) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From...

This report provides a comparison of Plains GP Holdings LP (PAGP) revenue growth with Oil & Gas Distribution industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Plains GP Holdings reported a revenue growth of -12.8% year-over-year during 2016. The Oil & Gas Distribution industry growth was -12.3% year-over-year during 2016. Plains GP Holdings growth was slower than the industry during 2016.