Market Capitalization

As of 5/26/2017, there were 108 Master Limited Partnerships, with a combined total market capitalization of $422 billion.

$422B
Asset Class Growth
 

The MLP structure has experienced rapid expansion in usage and market capitalization since its modern-day inception with the Tax Reform Acts of 1986 and 1987. Since 2000, MLPs have grown in market capitalization from $14 billion to $422 billion today, representing a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of $ 422,126. Similarly, the number of MLPs has increased from 27 to 108 over the same timeframe, a net increase of 22.6% MLPs per year. In 2014, 18 new MLPs held their initial public offering. In 2015, there were 9 new MLPs. Meanwhile, 2016 has seen one new MLP initial public offering year-to-date.

Sector Breakdown*
 
Structure

MLPs are equities structured as partnerships for tax purposes (form K-1) which are traded on public stock exchanges. The majority of MLPs are listed on the NYSE or NASDAQ. MLPs are primarily U.S. energy infrastructure investments engaged in the transportation, storage, processing, refining, marketing, exploration, production, and mining of minerals or natural resources. They own and operate assets across the energy supply chain, transporting energy from the wellhead to end users. Generally, MLPs pay unitholders regular quarterly distributions while also offering the potential for growth and share price appreciation.

Yorkville MLP Universe Top Holdings*
Enterprise Products Partners LP  15.4%
Williams Partners LP  10.4%
Energy Transfer Equity LP  5.2%
Plains All American Pipeline LP  4.9%
Magellan Midstream Partners LP  4.5%
Spectra Energy Partners LP  3.7%
MPLX LP  3.5%
ONEOK Partners LP  2.9%
Western Gas Equity Partners LP  2.6%
Buckeye Partners LP  2.5%