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 weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Aegean Marine Petroleum Network to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Aegean Marine Petroleum Network and its competitors top-line 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 22.68

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network’s competitors 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 competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Aegean Marine Petroleum Network and its competitors’ 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 0.82% 0.99% 0.99%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Aegean Marine Petroleum Network and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

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 1732 2148 110 2.46

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network presently 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 10.80%. Given Aegean Marine Petroleum Network’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Aegean Marine Petroleum Network is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network has a beta of 2.25, meaning that its stock price is 125% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aegean Marine Petroleum Network’s competitors have a beta of 1.30, meaning that their average stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

70.6% of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

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.

Summary

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network beats its competitors on 8 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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