Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (NYSE:SNP) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Clean Energy Fuels Corp.||0||0||1||0||3.00|
|China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation||0||1||2||0||2.67|
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. currently has a consensus price target of $6.30, suggesting a potential upside of 173.91%. Given Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is more favorable than China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Clean Energy Fuels Corp.||$369.36 million||0.94||$18.21 million||$0.15||15.33|
|China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation||$312.59 billion||0.28||$29.12 billion||$6.94||10.48|
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Clean Energy Fuels Corp.. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Clean Energy Fuels Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation pays an annual dividend of $3.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. does not pay a dividend. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation pays out 47.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
33.1% of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.7% of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.7% of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 92.2% of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation’s 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%|
|China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation||N/A||4.81%||2.73%|
Volatility & Risk
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has a beta of 1.87, indicating that its stock price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. beats China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
About China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation is a China-based energy and chemical company. The Company’s segments include Exploration and Development segment, Refining segment, Marketing and Distribution segment, Chemicals segment, and Corporate and Others segment. Exploration and Development segment explores and develops oil fields, as well as produces crude oil and natural gas. Refining segment processes and purifies crude oil, which is sourced from Exploration and Development segment and external suppliers. Marketing and Distribution segment owns and operates oil depots and service stations in China. Chemical segment manufactures and sells petrochemical products, derivative petrochemical products and other chemical products to external customers.
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