Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) and Hess (NYSE: HES) are both major oil / energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, their returns, their analysts' recommendations, their dividends, their risk, their institutional ownership and their valuation.
Risk & Volatility
Exxon Mobil has a beta of 0.91, which means that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S & P 500. Hess has a beta of 1.6, which means that the stock price is 60% higher volatile than the S & P 500.
Insider & Institutional Property
53.2% of Exxon Mobil's shares are held by institutional investors. In comparison, 92.4% of Hess shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1
Yield and Valuation
This table compares Gross Income, Earnings Per Share, and Exxon Mobil Revenue
|Gross Revenue||revenue||net income||earnings per share||price – / Profit Ratio|
|Exxon Mobil||$ 244.36 billion||1.30||$ 19.71 billion||$ 4.63||16.22|
|Hess  $ 5.41 billion||2.85||– $ 4.07 billion||($ 13.12)||-3.73|
Exxon Mobil has higher revenue and profits than Hess. Hess trades at a lower price-earnings ratio than Exxon Mobil, suggesting that it is currently the cheaper of the two stocks.
Exxon Mobil pays an annual dividend of $ 3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Hess pays an annual dividend of $ 1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Exxon Mobil pays 66.5% of its profits in the form of a dividend. Hess pays -7.6% of its profit in the form of a dividend. Both companies have a good payout ratio and should be able to offset their dividend payouts for the coming years. Hess has increased his dividend in 35 consecutive years.
This table compares the net margins, return on equity, and return on investment of Exxon Mobil and Hess.
|Net Margin||Return on Equity||Return on Total Assets|
|Exxon Mobil  7.61%||8.00%||4.35%|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Exxon Mobil and Hess, as available from MarketBeat.com posed.
|Seller Reviews||Reviews of Hardening||Buy Reviews||Strong Buy Reviews||Rating Score|
Exxon Mobil currently has a consensus price target of $ 86.60, suggesting a possible upside potential of 15.28% close. Hess has a consensus target of $ 52.24, suggesting a potential gain of 6.66 percent. With Exxon Mobil's stronger consensus rating and higher likely upside potential, equity analysts clearly believe that Exxon Mobil is cheaper than Hess.
Exxon Mobile beats Hess on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
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