Analyzing Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) & Its Rivals

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is one of 246 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Occidental Petroleum Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Occidental Petroleum Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Occidental Petroleum Corporation 2 10 6 0 2.22
Occidental Petroleum Corporation Competitors 1445 7493 12133 257 2.53

Occidental Petroleum Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $65.73, indicating a potential upside of 1.72%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 39.90%. Given Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Occidental Petroleum Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Occidental Petroleum Corporation and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Occidental Petroleum Corporation $11.45 billion $3.67 billion 497.08
Occidental Petroleum Corporation Competitors $1.39 billion $598.77 million 16.64

Occidental Petroleum Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Occidental Petroleum Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Occidental Petroleum Corporation pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. Occidental Petroleum Corporation pays out 2,369.2% 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 Exploration and Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 393.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Occidental Petroleum Corporation has increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

Occidental Petroleum Corporation has a beta of 0.67, meaning that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.42, meaning that their average stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Occidental Petroleum Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Occidental Petroleum Corporation 0.91% 0.13% 0.06%
Occidental Petroleum Corporation Competitors -432.42% -8.58% 1.94%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

80.5% of Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% 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.

Summary

Occidental Petroleum Corporation peers beat Occidental Petroleum Corporation on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Occidental) is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company operates through three segments: oil and gas, chemical (OxyChem), and midstream and marketing. The oil and gas segment explores for, develops and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas. The OxyChem segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals and vinyls. The midstream and marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases and markets oil, condensate, NGLs, natural gas, carbon dioxide (CO2) and power. The Company also trades around its assets, including transportation and storage capacity. Additionally, the midstream and marketing segment invests in entities that conduct similar activities. Occidental’s domestic upstream oil and gas operations are located in New Mexico and Texas. Its international operations are located in Bolivia, Colombia, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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