Critical Analysis: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) vs. The Competition
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) is one of 39 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Exxon Mobil Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Exxon Mobil Corporation and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Exxon Mobil Corporation||$215.29 billion||$27.62 billion||27.15|
|Exxon Mobil Corporation Competitors||$45.54 billion||$4.41 billion||21.80|
Exxon Mobil Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Exxon Mobil Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
50.8% of Exxon Mobil Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Exxon Mobil Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Exxon Mobil Corporation pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Exxon Mobil Corporation pays out 100.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.0% and pay out 584.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Exxon Mobil Corporation has raised its dividend for 34 consecutive years.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Exxon Mobil Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Exxon Mobil Corporation||5||13||8||1||2.19|
|Exxon Mobil Corporation Competitors||369||1751||2168||111||2.46|
Exxon Mobil Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $85.89, suggesting a potential upside of 3.04%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 8.80%. Given Exxon Mobil Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Exxon Mobil Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
This table compares Exxon Mobil Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Exxon Mobil Corporation||5.14%||8.30%||4.43%|
|Exxon Mobil Corporation Competitors||-1.13%||2.01%||1.38%|
Volatility and Risk
Exxon Mobil Corporation has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Exxon Mobil Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.30, suggesting that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Exxon Mobil Corporation beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
About Exxon Mobil Corporation
Exxon Mobil Corporation is engaged in energy business. The Company is engaged in the exploration, production, transportation and sale of crude oil and natural gas, and the manufacture, transportation and sale of petroleum products. The Company also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and a range of specialty products. The Company’s segments include Upstream, Downstream, Chemical, and Corporate and Financing. The Upstream segment operates to explore for and produce crude oil and natural gas. The Downstream operates to manufacture and sell petroleum products. The Chemical segment operates to manufacture and sell petrochemicals. The Company has exploration and development activities in projects located in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia/Oceania.
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