Chevron Corporation (CVX) and Its Competitors Head to Head Review

Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) is one of 11 publicly-traded companies in the “Petroleum Refining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Chevron Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.0% of Chevron Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.3% of shares of all “Petroleum Refining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Chevron Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.7% of shares of all “Petroleum Refining” companies are owned by 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.

Dividends

Chevron Corporation pays an annual dividend of $4.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. 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 4.7% and pay out 63.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Chevron Corporation has increased its dividend for 31 consecutive years. Chevron Corporation lags its competitors as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Chevron Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chevron Corporation 3 4 15 0 2.55
Chevron Corporation Competitors 116 501 588 31 2.43

Chevron Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $120.78, indicating a potential upside of 5.29%. As a group, “Petroleum Refining” companies have a potential downside of 4.74%. Given Chevron Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Chevron Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Chevron Corporation has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chevron Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.08, meaning that their average stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Chevron Corporation and its competitors’ 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 11.30% 1,009.79% 704.78%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Chevron Corporation and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Chevron Corporation $114.47 billion -$497.00 million 33.44
Chevron Corporation Competitors $21.34 billion -$39.03 million 15.32

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

Summary

Chevron Corporation competitors 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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