Statoil ASA (STO) vs. Its Peers Critical Analysis
Statoil ASA (NYSE: STO) is one of 23 public companies in the “Integrated Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Statoil ASA to related companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Statoil ASA and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Statoil ASA Competitors||215||650||769||31||2.37|
Statoil ASA currently has a consensus target price of $17.67, indicating a potential downside of 13.48%. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 42.36%. Given Statoil ASA’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Statoil ASA has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
5.0% of Statoil ASA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.9% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
Statoil ASA has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Statoil ASA’s rivals have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Statoil ASA pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Statoil ASA pays out -291.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.0% and pay out 257.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Statoil ASA has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Statoil ASA is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Statoil ASA and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Statoil ASA||$55.12 billion||$18.51 billion||-85.08|
|Statoil ASA Competitors||$52.35 billion||$11.11 billion||1.60|
Statoil ASA has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Statoil ASA 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.
This table compares Statoil ASA and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Statoil ASA Competitors||-6.48%||2.15%||1.06%|
Statoil ASA beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
Statoil ASA Company Profile
Statoil ASA (Statoil) is an energy company. The Company is engaged in oil and gas exploration and production activities. The Company’s segments include Development and Production Norway (DPN), Development and Production International (DPI), Marketing, Midstream and Processing (MMP) and Other. DPN segment manages the Company’s upstream activities on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) and explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. DPI segment manages the Company’s upstream activities that are not included in the DPN and Development and Production USA (DPUSA) business areas. MMP segment manages its marketing and trading activities related to oil products and natural gas, transportation, processing and manufacturing, and the development of oil and gas. Other segment includes activities in New Energy Solutions (NES), Technology, Projects and Drilling (TPD), Global Strategy and Business Development (GSB), and Corporate staffs and support functions.
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