Head-To-Head Analysis: CVR Energy (CVI) vs. Chevron Corporation (CVX)
CVR Energy (NYSE: CVI) and Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
This table compares CVR Energy and Chevron Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
CVR Energy pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.7%. Chevron Corporation pays an annual dividend of $4.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. CVR Energy pays out 714.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Chevron Corporation pays out 140.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. CVR Energy has increased its dividend for 31 consecutive years. CVR Energy is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
Volatility and Risk
CVR Energy has a beta of 1.69, indicating that its stock price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chevron Corporation has a beta of 1.23, indicating that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
99.5% of CVR Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of Chevron Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 82.0% of CVR Energy shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Chevron Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares CVR Energy and Chevron Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CVR Energy||$5.54 billion||0.36||$313.00 million||$0.28||81.79|
|Chevron Corporation||$116.78 billion||1.86||$19.04 billion||$3.08||37.17|
Chevron Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than CVR Energy. Chevron Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CVR Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for CVR Energy and Chevron Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
CVR Energy currently has a consensus target price of $14.00, indicating a potential downside of 38.86%. Chevron Corporation has a consensus target price of $116.94, indicating a potential upside of 2.14%. Given Chevron Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Chevron Corporation is more favorable than CVR Energy.
Chevron Corporation beats CVR Energy on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
CVR Energy Company Profile
CVR Energy, Inc. (CVR Energy) is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing through its holdings in CVR Refining LP (CVR Refining or the Refining Partnership) and CVR Partners LP (CVR Partners or the Nitrogen Fertilizer Partnership). It operates under two business segments: petroleum (the petroleum and related businesses operated by the Refining Partnership) and nitrogen fertilizer (the nitrogen fertilizer business operated by the Nitrogen Fertilizer Partnership). The Company’s Refining Partnership is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer of transportation fuels. Its Nitrogen Fertilizer Partnership produces and markets nitrogen fertilizers in the form of urea and ammonium nitrate (UAN) and ammonia. The petroleum business consists of a coking medium-sour crude oil refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas and a crude oil refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.
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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