Timely thematic topic: Are the stars aligning for midstream investors? We think so!

Energy 5/20/2021
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Yet valuations are still below long-term averages – approximately 30% below fair value! And this excludes any returns from distributions.

Compelling valuation and yield

Source: Bloomberg, TCA Estimates; as of 3/31/2021. Note: Dashed line approximates +/-1 Standard Deviation. Midstream C-Corps represented by Tortoise North American Pipeline Index (TNAP).


Midstream, unlike the broad market, is cheap while providing high current income.

Yield comparison

Growing free cash flow yield

As of 4/15/2021. Sources: Tortoise Capital Advisors, Goldman Sachs, UBS, Barclays.
Reflects Tortoise Capital Advisors’ views and opinions as of date herein which are subject to change at any time based on market and other conditions. *S&P estimates exclude Financials and Real Estate; **Utilities = S&P Utilities Select Sector Index, REITs=FTSE NAREIT Equity REIT Index, 10 Yr=10 Year Treasury. Please see index descriptions for description of indices. Projections on this page are shown for informational purposes only and no guarantee of future outcomes.


  • We believe midstream free cash flow yield attractive versus broad market
  • Capital returned directly to shareholders via dividends, debt pay down and share buybacks

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