Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) 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 Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

34.4% of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.7% of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. 0 0 0 0 N/A
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Competitors 450 1959 2283 133 2.44

As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 11.27%. Given Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. 7.24% 5.14% 2.98%
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Competitors -0.87% 1.90% 1.36%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. $369.36 million $18.21 million 16.53
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Competitors $44.57 billion $4.35 billion 22.23

Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Clean Energy Fuels Corp.. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. 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.

Risk & Volatility

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has a beta of 1.9, meaning that its share price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s rivals have a beta of 1.26, meaning that their average share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

About Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Clean Energy) is a provider of natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets in the United States and Canada. The Company is engaged in supplying compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable natural gas (RNG) for light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, and providing operation and maintenance (O&M) services for natural gas fueling stations. The Company designs, builds, operates and maintains fueling stations; manufactures, sells and services non-lubricated natural gas fueling compressors and other equipment used in CNG stations and LNG stations; offers assessment, design and modification solutions to provide operators with code-compliant service and maintenance facilities for natural gas vehicle fleets, and transports and sells CNG and LNG to industrial and institutional energy users having no direct access to natural gas pipelines, among others.

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