Comparing China Petroleum & Chemical (SNP) and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (CLMT)

China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP) and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NASDAQ:CLMT) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

China Petroleum & Chemical pays an annual dividend of $4.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P does not pay a dividend. China Petroleum & Chemical has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares China Petroleum & Chemical and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Petroleum & Chemical $436.86 billion 0.21 $9.31 billion N/A N/A
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P $3.50 billion 0.08 -$55.10 million $0.30 12.17

China Petroleum & Chemical has higher revenue and earnings than Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.

Profitability

This table compares China Petroleum & Chemical and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Petroleum & Chemical 2.88% 8.18% 4.38%
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P -1.56% 65.97% 1.81%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for China Petroleum & Chemical and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Petroleum & Chemical 1 3 0 0 1.75
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P 0 1 0 0 2.00

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P has a consensus target price of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 36.99%. Given Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P is more favorable than China Petroleum & Chemical.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.0% of China Petroleum & Chemical shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.6% of Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P shares are held by institutional investors. 92.2% of China Petroleum & Chemical shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.8% of Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

China Petroleum & Chemical has a beta of 1.54, meaning that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P has a beta of 2.32, meaning that its stock price is 132% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

China Petroleum & Chemical beats Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

China Petroleum & Chemical Company Profile

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, an energy and chemical company, engages in the oil and gas, and chemical operations and businesses in the People's Republic of China. It operates through five segments: Exploration and Production, Refining, Marketing and Distribution, Chemicals, and Corporate and Others. The company explores and develops oil fields; produces crude oil and natural gas; processes and purifies crude oil; and manufactures and sells petroleum products. It also owns and operates oil depots and service stations; and distributes and sells refined petroleum products, including gasoline and diesel through wholesale and retail sales networks. In addition, the company manufactures and sells petrochemical and derivative petrochemical products; and other chemical products, such as basic organic chemicals, synthetic resins, synthetic fiber monomers and polymers, synthetic fibers, synthetic rubber, and chemical fertilizers. Further, it is involved in the pipeline transportation and sale of petroleum and natural gas; production, sale, storage, and transportation of refinery and coal chemical products; the import and export of petroleum, natural gas, petroleum products, petrochemical and chemical products, and other commodities and technologies; research, development, and application of technologies and information; production and sale of catalyst products, lubricant base oil, polyester chips and fibers, plastics, and intermediate petrochemical products; production, sale, research, and development of ethylene and downstream byproducts; and coal chemical industry investment management activities. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of China Petrochemical Corporation.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P Company Profile

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. produces and sells specialty hydrocarbon products in North America and internationally. It operates in two segments, Specialty Products and Fuel Products. The Specialty Products segment offers various lubricating oils, white mineral oils, solvents, petrolatums, waxes, synthetic lubricants, and other products which are used primarily as raw material components for basic automotive, industrial, and consumer goods. The Fuel Products segment provides fuel and fuel-related products, including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, asphalt, and heavy fuel oils, as well as resells purchased crude oil to third party customers. Calumet GP, LLC serves as the general partner for Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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