China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (NYSE: SNP) is one of 38 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation N/A 4.47% 2.54%
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation Competitors 0.82% 0.99% 0.99%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation $339.53 billion $29.54 billion 11.06
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation Competitors $45.68 billion $4.44 billion 22.68

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation has a beta of 1.17, meaning that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.30, meaning that their average stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation pays an annual dividend of $3.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation pays out 54.1% 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.8% of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 92.2% of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation 0 1 3 0 2.75
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation Competitors 368 1732 2148 110 2.46

As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 10.98%. Given China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation is a China-based energy and chemical company. The Company’s segments include Exploration and Development segment, Refining segment, Marketing and Distribution segment, Chemicals segment, and Corporate and Others segment. Exploration and Development segment explores and develops oil fields, as well as produces crude oil and natural gas. Refining segment processes and purifies crude oil, which is sourced from Exploration and Development segment and external suppliers. Marketing and Distribution segment owns and operates oil depots and service stations in China. Chemical segment manufactures and sells petrochemical products, derivative petrochemical products and other chemical products to external customers.

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