PBF Energy (NYSE: PBF) is one of 39 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare PBF Energy to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PBF Energy and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
PBF Energy $19.03 billion $189.02 million -82.06
PBF Energy Competitors $44.57 billion $4.35 billion 22.35

PBF Energy’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than PBF Energy. PBF Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

47.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of PBF Energy 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


PBF Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. PBF Energy pays out -363.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.0% and pay out 656.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for PBF Energy and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PBF Energy 1 7 5 0 2.31
PBF Energy Competitors 452 1965 2287 134 2.43

PBF Energy presently has a consensus price target of $23.67, suggesting a potential downside of 12.60%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 10.73%. Given PBF Energy’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe PBF Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

PBF Energy has a beta of 1.41, suggesting that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PBF Energy’s competitors have a beta of 1.27, suggesting that their average stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares PBF Energy and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PBF Energy -0.23% -4.98% -1.61%
PBF Energy Competitors -0.99% 2.08% 1.32%


PBF Energy competitors beat PBF Energy on 11 of the 14 factors compared.

About PBF Energy

PBF Energy Inc. (PBF Energy) is a holding company. The Company is an independent petroleum refiner and supplier of unbranded transportation fuels, heating oil, petrochemical feedstocks, lubricants and other petroleum products in the United States. The Company operates through two segments: Refining and Logistics. It sells its products throughout the Northeast, Midwest, Gulf Coast and West Coast of the United States, as well as in other regions of the United States and Canada, and ships products to other international destinations. As of December 31, 2016, it owned and operated five domestic oil refineries and related assets. As of December 31, 2016, its refineries had a combined processing capacity, known as throughput, of approximately 900,000 barrels per day (bpd) and a weighted-average Nelson Complexity Index of approximately 12.2. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated five refineries providing geographic and market diversity.

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