CVR Refining, (NYSE: CVRR) is one of 38 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare CVR Refining, to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

11.0% of CVR Refining, shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CVR Refining, and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CVR Refining, $5.19 billion $230.60 million 28.33
CVR Refining, Competitors $45.68 billion $4.44 billion 22.99

CVR Refining,’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than CVR Refining,. CVR Refining, is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares CVR Refining, and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CVR Refining, 1.02% 3.99% 2.25%
CVR Refining, Competitors -1.52% 2.05% 1.32%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for CVR Refining, and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CVR Refining, 1 5 0 0 1.83
CVR Refining, Competitors 358 1699 2109 108 2.46

CVR Refining, currently has a consensus target price of $9.67, indicating a potential downside of 5.23%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 10.02%. Given CVR Refining,’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CVR Refining, has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

CVR Refining, has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CVR Refining,’s peers have a beta of 1.30, indicating that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CVR Refining, peers beat CVR Refining, on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

CVR Refining, Company Profile

CVR Refining, LP is an independent downstream energy limited partnership with refining and related logistics assets that operates in the mid-continent region. The Company is a petroleum refiner. It owned and operated a complex full coking medium-sour crude oil refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas with a rated capacity of 115,000 barrels per calendar day (bpcd) and a complex crude oil refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma with a rated capacity of 70,000 bpcd capable of processing 20,000 bpcd of light sour crude oils (within its rated capacity of 70,000 bpcd), as of December 31, 2016. In addition, it also controlled and operated supporting logistics assets, including approximately 340 miles of active owned and leased pipelines, approximately 150 crude oil transports, a network of crude oil gathering tank farms, approximately 6.4 million barrels of owned and leased crude oil storage and over 4.5 million barrels of combined refined products and feedstocks storage capacity, as of December 31, 2016.

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