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 IndexYLMLP5.2%9.9%9.9%9.9%
Yorkville MLP Universe IndexYMLPU4.4%9.0%9.0%9.0%
S&P 500SPX1.6%4.3%4.3%4.3%

+ Annualized Total Returns as of 1/12/2018

The Yorkville Liquid MLP Index lost 3.4% for the third quarter of 2017. YLMLP underperformed the Alerian MLP Index (“AMZX Index”), which lost 3.0%. The underperformance can primarily be attributed to weakness in large cap MLPs during the quarter.

Sector Breakdown*
Strategy Fundamentals*
Total Market Capitalization ($MMS) $258,811
Forward EBITDA Growth (Median) $10,352
Market Capitalization (Average) 18.3%
Distribution Growth Rate 1.7%

* as of 9/30/2017

Attribution Analysis

Stability Score*

3rd Quarter 2017


Growth Score*

3rd Quarter 2017


88% of the holdings in the Yorkville Liquid MLP Index (YLMLP) either increased or maintained their distributions in the third quarter of 2017 versus the prior year (3Q16). On average, the holdings produced year-over-year distribution growth of 3.7%. Of those which increased distributions, the average growth rate was +14.1%.

Total Return Contribution by Sector*


Gathering & Processing and Martine Transportation were the two best sectors for the third quarter 2017, each contributing gains of 0.2%. Crude Oil Pipelines and Natural Gas Pipelines and were the two worst performing sectors for the second consecutive quarter, contributing losses of 1.6% and 1.0%, respectively.

Top Holdings*
Plains All American Pipeline LP  10.5%
Energy Transfer Partners LP  10.3%
Enterprise Products Partners LP  10.0%
Energy Transfer Equity LP  9.7%
Magellan Midstream Partners LP  7.5%
MPLX LP  7.0%
Williams Partners LP  6.0%
Buckeye Partners LP  5.2%
Western Gas Partners LP  3.6%
Andeavor Logistics LP  3.0%

Fact Sheet

Attribution Analysis

Index Methodology