Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Petroleum Refining” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Chevron Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.0% of Chevron Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.0% of shares of all “Petroleum Refining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Chevron Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.7% of shares of all “Petroleum Refining” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Chevron Corporation $114.47 billion -$497.00 million 34.16
Chevron Corporation Competitors $30.62 billion $14.23 million 15.26

Chevron Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Chevron Corporation 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.

Dividends

Chevron Corporation pays an annual dividend of C$4.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Chevron Corporation pays out 125.9% 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, “Petroleum Refining” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.6% and pay out 80.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Chevron Corporation has raised its dividend for 31 consecutive years. Chevron Corporation lags its peers as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Chevron Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chevron Corporation 3 4 16 0 2.57
Chevron Corporation Competitors 148 664 831 47 2.46

Chevron Corporation currently has a consensus price target of C$120.68, suggesting a potential upside of 2.99%. As a group, “Petroleum Refining” companies have a potential downside of 3.85%. Given Chevron Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Chevron Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chevron Corporation 4.79% 4.59% 2.63%
Chevron Corporation Competitors 9.29% 743.49% 518.62%

Risk and Volatility

Chevron Corporation has a beta of 1.22, suggesting that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chevron Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.07, suggesting that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Chevron Corporation peers beat Chevron Corporation on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Chevron Corporation Company Profile

Chevron Corporation (Chevron) manages its investments in subsidiaries and affiliates, and provides administrative, financial, management and technology support to the United States and international subsidiaries that engage in integrated energy and chemicals operations. The Company operates through two business segments: Upstream and Downstream. Upstream operations consist primarily of exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas; liquefaction, transportation and regasification associated with liquefied natural gas; transporting crude oil by international oil export pipelines; processing, transporting, storage and marketing of natural gas, and a gas-to-liquids plant. Downstream operations consist primarily of refining of crude oil into petroleum products; marketing of crude oil and refined products; transporting of crude oil and refined products, and manufacturing and marketing of commodity petrochemicals.

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