CVR Refining, (CVRR) & Its Competitors Critical Comparison

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


This table compares CVR Refining, and its competitors’ 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%

Volatility and Risk

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

11.0% of CVR Refining, shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CVR Refining, $5.19 billion $230.60 million 31.67
CVR Refining, Competitors $45.68 billion $4.44 billion 23.07

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for CVR Refining, and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CVR Refining, 1 5 1 0 2.00
CVR Refining, Competitors 361 1705 2123 108 2.46

CVR Refining, currently has a consensus price target of $9.67, suggesting a potential downside of 15.20%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 9.99%. Given CVR Refining,’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CVR Refining, has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


CVR Refining, competitors 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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