Critical Analysis: Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (ANW) and Its Peers
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE: ANW) is one of 38 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Aegean Marine Petroleum Network to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Aegean Marine Petroleum Network and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Aegean Marine Petroleum Network||0||0||3||0||3.00|
|Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Competitors||368||1729||2146||110||2.46|
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network currently has a consensus price target of $7.67, suggesting a potential upside of 70.37%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 10.36%. Given Aegean Marine Petroleum Network’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Aegean Marine Petroleum Network is more favorable than its rivals.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
70.6% of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Aegean Marine Petroleum Network and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Aegean Marine Petroleum Network||$5.30 billion||$106.56 million||6.43|
|Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Competitors||$45.68 billion||$4.44 billion||22.72|
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Aegean Marine Petroleum Network. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network pays out 11.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.1% and pay out 864.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Risk & Volatility
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network has a beta of 2.25, suggesting that its share price is 125% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aegean Marine Petroleum Network’s rivals have a beta of 1.30, suggesting that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Aegean Marine Petroleum Network and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Aegean Marine Petroleum Network||0.56%||7.97%||2.95%|
|Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Competitors||-1.43%||1.87%||1.33%|
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Company Profile
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. is an international marine fuel logistics company. The Company markets and physically supplies refined marine fuel and lubricants to vessels in port, at sea and on rivers. As a physical supplier, the Company procures marine fuel from refineries, oil producers and other sources, and resells and delivers these fuels from its bunkering vessels to a range of end users. The Company owns and operates a fleet of approximately 50 bunkering vessels. The Company operates over 10 land-based storage facilities. The Company operates a vessel as a floating storage facility with a cargo carrying capacity of approximately 19,900 deadweight tonnage (dwt). The Company provides fueling services to various types of ocean-going and various types of coastal vessels, such as oil tankers, container ships, drybulk carriers, cruise ships, reefers, liquefied natural gas (LNG)/liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers, car carriers and ferries.
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