Critical Analysis: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) vs. Its Rivals
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) is one of 37 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Exxon Mobil Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and earnings.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Exxon Mobil Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Exxon Mobil Corporation||5||12||8||1||2.19|
|Exxon Mobil Corporation Competitors||383||1865||2462||114||2.48|
Exxon Mobil Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $86.10, indicating a potential upside of 7.30%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 11.49%. Given Exxon Mobil Corporation’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Exxon Mobil Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Exxon Mobil Corporation pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. 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 5.6% and pay out 394.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Exxon Mobil Corporation has raised its dividend for 34 consecutive years.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Exxon Mobil Corporation and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Exxon Mobil Corporation||$226.09 billion||$7.84 billion||26.14|
|Exxon Mobil Corporation Competitors||$41.74 billion||$711.05 million||246.43|
Exxon Mobil Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Exxon Mobil Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Volatility & Risk
Exxon Mobil Corporation has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Exxon Mobil Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.29, indicating that their average stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
50.8% of Exxon Mobil Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.4% 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.
This table compares Exxon Mobil Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Exxon Mobil Corporation||5.14%||8.21%||4.40%|
|Exxon Mobil Corporation Competitors||-1.42%||3.13%||1.60%|
Exxon Mobil Corporation beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
Exxon Mobil Corporation Company Profile
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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