Yorkville Liquid MLP Index

The Yorkville Liquid MLP index is structured to facilitate institutional access to the MLP asset class. The index is comprised of the 25 most actively traded master limited partnerships. It utilizes a proprietary, liquidity-weighted methodology engineered to maximize daily trading volume. The index is rebalanced quarterly.


+ Since: 12/31/1999

Yorkville Liquid MLP IndexYLMLP1.1%1.4%-3.0%-3.0%
Yorkville MLP Universe IndexYMLPU1.0%1.1%-3.0%-3.0%
S&P 500SPX1.8%1.0%2.8%2.8%

+ Annualized Total Returns as of 3/9/2018

The Yorkville Liquid MLP Index lost 0.4% for the fourth quarter of 2017. YLMLP outperformed the Alerian MLP Index (AMZX), which lost 0.9%. For the full year 2017, YLMLP lost 8.9% while the AMZX lost 6.5%.

Sector Breakdown*
Strategy Fundamentals*
Total Market Capitalization ($MMS) $262,096
Forward EBITDA Growth (Median) $10,484
Market Capitalization (Average) 18.3%
Distribution Growth Rate -1.6%

* as of 12/31/2017

Attribution Analysis

Stability Score*

4th Quarter 2017


Growth Score*

4th Quarter 2017


84% of the holdings in the Yorkville Liquid MLP Index (YLMLP) either increased or maintained their distributions in the fourth quarter of 2017 versus the prior year (4Q16). On average, the holdings produced year-over-year distribution growth of 2.2%.

Total Return Contribution by Sector*


Downstream and Energy Services were the two best sectors for the fourth quarter 2017, contributing a combined gain of 1.0% towards the Index. Refined Product Pipelines and Crude Oil Pipelines were the two worst performing sectors for the quarter, each losing 0.9% for YLMLP.

Top Holdings*
Plains All American Pipeline LP  11.4%
Energy Transfer Partners LP  10.6%
Enterprise Products Partners LP  10.3%
Energy Transfer Equity LP  9.6%
Magellan Midstream Partners LP  7.3%
MPLX LP  7.3%
Williams Partners LP  5.9%
Buckeye Partners LP  4.9%
Western Gas Partners LP  3.6%
Hi-Crush Partners LP  3.3%

Fact Sheet

Attribution Analysis

Index Methodology