Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) is one of 37 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Exxon Mobil Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk and valuation.

Dividends

Exxon Mobil Corporation pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Exxon Mobil Corporation pays out 100.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.5% and pay out 399.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Exxon Mobil Corporation has increased its dividend for 34 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Exxon Mobil Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Exxon Mobil Corporation 5 12 8 1 2.19
Exxon Mobil Corporation Competitors 379 1821 2233 112 2.46

Exxon Mobil Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $86.10, indicating a potential upside of 7.30%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 13.01%. Given Exxon Mobil Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Exxon Mobil Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Exxon Mobil Corporation has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Exxon Mobil Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.31, indicating that their average share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

50.8% of Exxon Mobil Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Exxon Mobil Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Exxon Mobil Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Exxon Mobil Corporation 5.14% 8.21% 4.40%
Exxon Mobil Corporation Competitors -1.39% 3.23% 1.63%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Exxon Mobil Corporation and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Exxon Mobil Corporation $226.09 billion $7.84 billion 26.14
Exxon Mobil Corporation Competitors $40.28 billion $685.70 million 206.66

Exxon Mobil Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Exxon Mobil Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Exxon Mobil Corporation beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Exxon Mobil Corporation Company Profile

Exxon Mobil Corporation is engaged in energy business. The Company is engaged in the exploration, production, transportation and sale of crude oil and natural gas, and the manufacture, transportation and sale of petroleum products. The Company also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and a range of specialty products. The Company’s segments include Upstream, Downstream, Chemical, and Corporate and Financing. The Upstream segment operates to explore for and produce crude oil and natural gas. The Downstream operates to manufacture and sell petroleum products. The Chemical segment operates to manufacture and sell petrochemicals. The Company has exploration and development activities in projects located in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia/Oceania.

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