Financial Analysis: Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (CLNE) versus Its Rivals
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) is one of 39 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.
This table compares Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Clean Energy Fuels Corp.||7.24%||5.14%||2.98%|
|Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Competitors||-1.06%||2.27%||1.41%|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Clean Energy Fuels Corp.||0||0||1||0||3.00|
|Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Competitors||448||1947||2265||133||2.43|
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. currently has a consensus target price of $6.30, indicating a potential upside of 156.10%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 16.18%. Given Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is more favorable than its competitors.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Clean Energy Fuels Corp.||$369.36 million||$18.21 million||16.40|
|Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Competitors||$44.25 billion||$4.32 billion||21.72|
Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Clean Energy Fuels Corp.. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
34.4% of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.7% of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has a beta of 1.9, indicating that its share price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s competitors have a beta of 1.26, indicating that their average share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Company Profile
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Clean Energy) is a provider of natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets in the United States and Canada. The Company is engaged in supplying compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable natural gas (RNG) for light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, and providing operation and maintenance (O&M) services for natural gas fueling stations. The Company designs, builds, operates and maintains fueling stations; manufactures, sells and services non-lubricated natural gas fueling compressors and other equipment used in CNG stations and LNG stations; offers assessment, design and modification solutions to provide operators with code-compliant service and maintenance facilities for natural gas vehicle fleets, and transports and sells CNG and LNG to industrial and institutional energy users having no direct access to natural gas pipelines, among others.
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