Analyzing CNOOC (CEO) and The Competition

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 rivals? We will compare CNOOC to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for CNOOC and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CNOOC 0 2 4 1 2.86
CNOOC Competitors 1616 7820 12662 272 2.52

CNOOC presently has a consensus target price of $72.32, indicating a potential downside of 55.15%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 20.29%. Given CNOOC’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CNOOC has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.6% of CNOOC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

CNOOC pays an annual dividend of $4.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 299.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CNOOC and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CNOOC $22.06 billion $92.00 million N/A
CNOOC Competitors $1.86 billion -$438.87 million -18.63

CNOOC has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares CNOOC and its rivals’ 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 -299.79% 25.85% 5.58%

Risk and Volatility

CNOOC has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CNOOC’s rivals have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CNOOC beats its rivals on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

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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