Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) is one of 36 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Exxon Mobil Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation and risk.

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 5.4% and pay out 332.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Exxon Mobil Corporation has increased its dividend for 34 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

50.8% of Exxon Mobil Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Exxon Mobil Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Exxon Mobil Corporation and its rivals’ 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 0.69% 3.61% 1.72%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Exxon Mobil Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Exxon Mobil Corporation 5 12 8 1 2.19
Exxon Mobil Corporation Competitors 385 1831 2422 111 2.48

Exxon Mobil Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $86.10, indicating a potential upside of 6.46%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 11.71%. Given Exxon Mobil Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Exxon Mobil Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Exxon Mobil Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Exxon Mobil Corporation $226.09 billion $7.84 billion 26.34
Exxon Mobil Corporation Competitors $40.29 billion $686.61 million 246.79

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

Summary

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

About Exxon Mobil Corporation

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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