Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) is one of 39 public 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 companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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 -0.94% 2.37% 1.45%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

34.4% of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by institutional investors. 26.7% of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

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 2264 133 2.43

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. presently has a consensus target price of $6.30, indicating a potential upside of 150.00%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 16.26%. Given Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has a beta of 1.9, meaning that its stock price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s competitors have a beta of 1.26, meaning that their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. $369.36 million $18.21 million 16.80
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Competitors $44.25 billion $4.32 billion 21.70

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.

Summary

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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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