Suncor Energy (NYSE: SU) is one of 39 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Suncor Energy to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.


This table compares Suncor Energy and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Suncor Energy 8.85% 4.52% 2.29%
Suncor Energy Competitors -0.99% 2.08% 1.32%

Risk and Volatility

Suncor Energy has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Suncor Energy ‘s peers have a beta of 1.27, meaning that their average stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Suncor Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Suncor Energy pays out 84.4% 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, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.0% and pay out 656.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Suncor Energy and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Suncor Energy $24.94 billion $7.59 billion 28.73
Suncor Energy Competitors $44.57 billion $4.35 billion 22.35

Suncor Energy ‘s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Suncor Energy . Suncor Energy is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

64.1% of Suncor Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Suncor Energy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Suncor Energy and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Suncor Energy 0 3 13 1 2.88
Suncor Energy Competitors 376 1751 2193 110 2.46

Suncor Energy currently has a consensus price target of $43.75, indicating a potential upside of 24.83%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 9.96%. Given Suncor Energy ‘s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Suncor Energy is more favorable than its peers.


Suncor Energy beats its peers on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Suncor Energy Company Profile

Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor) is an integrated energy company. The Company is focused on developing Canada’s petroleum resource basin, Athabasca oil sands. The Company operates in three business segments: Oil Sands, Exploration and Production (E&P), and Refining and Marketing. The Company’s Oil Sands segment includes Oil Sands operations and Oil Sands ventures operations. Its E&P segment consists of offshore operations off the east coast of Canada and in the North Sea, and onshore assets in North America, Libya and Syria. The Company’s Refining and Marketing segment is engaged in Refining and Supply, and Marketing operations. In addition, it explores for, acquires, develops, produces and markets crude oil and natural gas in Canada and internationally. It transports and refines crude oil, and markets petroleum and petrochemical products primarily in Canada. It markets third-party petroleum products. Suncor also conducts energy trading activities.

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