PBF Energy (NYSE: PBF) 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 PBF Energy to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PBF Energy -2.08% -23.24% -5.57%
PBF Energy Competitors -1.55% 1.10% 1.06%

Volatility & Risk

PBF Energy has a beta of 1.41, indicating that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PBF Energy’s peers have a beta of 1.30, indicating that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

PBF Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. PBF Energy pays out -363.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.2% and pay out 864.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PBF Energy and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
PBF Energy $19.03 billion $189.02 million -84.09
PBF Energy Competitors $45.68 billion $4.44 billion 22.58

PBF Energy’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than PBF Energy. PBF Energy 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

47.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of PBF 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 company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for PBF Energy and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PBF Energy 2 8 3 0 2.08
PBF Energy Competitors 369 1736 2157 110 2.46

PBF Energy presently has a consensus price target of $25.25, indicating a potential downside of 9.01%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 12.02%. Given PBF Energy’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PBF Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

PBF Energy peers beat PBF Energy on 12 of the 14 factors compared.

PBF Energy Company Profile

PBF Energy Inc. (PBF Energy) is a holding company. The Company is an independent petroleum refiner and supplier of unbranded transportation fuels, heating oil, petrochemical feedstocks, lubricants and other petroleum products in the United States. The Company operates through two segments: Refining and Logistics. It sells its products throughout the Northeast, Midwest, Gulf Coast and West Coast of the United States, as well as in other regions of the United States and Canada, and ships products to other international destinations. As of December 31, 2016, it owned and operated five domestic oil refineries and related assets. As of December 31, 2016, its refineries had a combined processing capacity, known as throughput, of approximately 900,000 barrels per day (bpd) and a weighted-average Nelson Complexity Index of approximately 12.2. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated five refineries providing geographic and market diversity.

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