Contrasting CNOOC (CEO) and Its Rivals

CNOOC (NYSE: CEO) is one of 230 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare CNOOC to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Dividends

CNOOC pays an annual dividend of $4.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 176.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for CNOOC and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CNOOC 0 1 6 0 2.86
CNOOC Competitors 1472 7692 12463 259 2.53

CNOOC presently has a consensus price target of $131.00, suggesting a potential downside of 4.37%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 40.71%. Given CNOOC’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CNOOC has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

CNOOC has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CNOOC’s peers have a beta of 1.38, suggesting that their average share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares CNOOC and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CNOOC N/A N/A N/A
CNOOC Competitors -447.91% 24.64% 6.46%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.7% of CNOOC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.8% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.6% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CNOOC and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CNOOC $22.06 billion $92.00 million N/A
CNOOC Competitors $1.86 billion -$439.03 million -349.93

CNOOC has higher revenue and earnings than its peers.

About CNOOC

CNOOC Limited is a Hong Kong-based investment holding company principally engaged in the exploration, production and trading of oil and gas. Its businesses include conventional oil and gas businesses, shale oil and gas businesses, oil sands businesses and other unconventional oil and gas businesses. The Company mainly operates businesses through three segments. The Exploration and Production segment is engaged in the exploration, development and production of crude oil, natural gas and other petroleum products. The Trading segment is engaged in the trading of crude oil, natural gas and other petroleum products. The Corporate segment is engaged in corporate-related businesses. The Company mainly operates businesses in China, Canada, the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Indonesia and Brazil, among others.

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