Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) and Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE:ANW) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Andeavor and Aegean Marine Petroleum Network’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Andeavor 2.35% 7.15% 3.11%
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network 0.28% 4.26% 1.55%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.2% of Andeavor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.5% of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Andeavor shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Andeavor and Aegean Marine Petroleum Network, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Andeavor 0 6 12 0 2.67
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network 0 0 3 0 3.00

Andeavor presently has a consensus target price of $118.41, indicating a potential upside of 8.67%. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network has a consensus target price of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 68.67%. Given Aegean Marine Petroleum Network’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Aegean Marine Petroleum Network is more favorable than Andeavor.

Dividends

Andeavor pays an annual dividend of $2.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Andeavor pays out 47.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network pays out 21.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Andeavor and Aegean Marine Petroleum Network’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Andeavor $24.58 billion 0.69 $734.00 million $4.93 22.10
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network $4.08 billion 0.04 $51.87 million $0.38 10.92

Andeavor has higher revenue and earnings than Aegean Marine Petroleum Network. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Andeavor, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Andeavor has a beta of 1.55, suggesting that its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aegean Marine Petroleum Network has a beta of 2.08, suggesting that its stock price is 108% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Andeavor beats Aegean Marine Petroleum Network on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Andeavor Company Profile

Andeavor, formerly Tesoro Corporation, is an independent petroleum refining, logistics and marketing company. he Company operates through three segments. The Refining operating segment refines crude oil and other feedstocks into transportation fuels, such as gasoline and gasoline blendstocks, jet fuel and diesel fuel, as well as other products, including heavy fuel oils, liquefied petroleum gas and petroleum coke for sale in bulk markets to a range of customers within its markets. The TLLP segment comprises Tesoro Logistics LP’s (TLLP) assets and operations, and includes certain crude oil and natural gas gathering assets, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) processing assets, and crude oil and refined products terminaling, and transportation. The marketing segment sells transportation fuels through branded and unbranded channels.

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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