HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC) and HollyFrontier Corp (NYSE:HOC) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.9% of HollyFrontier Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of HollyFrontier Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for HollyFrontier Corporation and HollyFrontier Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HollyFrontier Corporation 3 5 4 0 2.08
HollyFrontier Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

HollyFrontier Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $30.40, suggesting a potential upside of 9.27%. Given HollyFrontier Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe HollyFrontier Corporation is more favorable than HollyFrontier Corp.

Dividends

HollyFrontier Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. HollyFrontier Corp does not pay a dividend. HollyFrontier Corporation pays out 167.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. HollyFrontier Corporation has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares HollyFrontier Corporation and HollyFrontier Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HollyFrontier Corporation 1.13% 2.65% 1.50%
HollyFrontier Corp 2.14% 5.00% 3.10%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares HollyFrontier Corporation and HollyFrontier Corp’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HollyFrontier Corporation $12.34 billion 0.40 $733.52 million $0.79 35.22
HollyFrontier Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

HollyFrontier Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than HollyFrontier Corp.

Summary

HollyFrontier Corporation beats HollyFrontier Corp on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

HollyFrontier Corporation Company Profile

HollyFrontier Corporation is an independent petroleum refiner. The Company produces various light products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, specialty lubricant products, and specialty and modified asphalt. It segments include Refining and Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (HEP). The Refining segment includes the operations of the Company’s El Dorado, Kansas (the El Dorado Refinery); refinery facilities located in Tulsa, Oklahoma (collectively, the Tulsa Refineries); a refinery in Artesia, New Mexico that is operated in conjunction with crude oil distillation and vacuum distillation and other facilities situated 65 miles away in Lovington, New Mexico (collectively, the Navajo Refinery); refinery located in Cheyenne, Wyoming (the Cheyenne Refinery); a refinery in Woods Cross, Utah (the Woods Cross Refinery), and HollyFrontier Asphalt Company (HFC Asphalt). The HEP segment involves all of the operations of HEP. HEP is a limited partnership, which owns and operates logistic assets.

HollyFrontier Corp Company Profile

HollyFrontier Corporation is an independent petroleum refiner. The Company produces various light products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, specialty lubricant products, and specialty and modified asphalt. It segments include Refining and Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (HEP). The Refining segment includes the operations of the Company’s El Dorado, Kansas (the El Dorado Refinery); refinery facilities located in Tulsa, Oklahoma (collectively, the Tulsa Refineries); a refinery in Artesia, New Mexico that is operated in conjunction with crude oil distillation and vacuum distillation and other facilities situated 65 miles away in Lovington, New Mexico (collectively, the Navajo Refinery); refinery located in Cheyenne, Wyoming (the Cheyenne Refinery); a refinery in Woods Cross, Utah (the Woods Cross Refinery), and HollyFrontier Asphalt Company (HFC Asphalt). The HEP segment involves all of the operations of HEP. HEP is a limited partnership, which owns and operates logistic assets.

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