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BP (BP) Competitors

GBX 490.80
-0.45 (-0.09%)
(As of 05/21/2024 ET)

BP vs. SHEL, WDS, TTE, WG, QED, ECHO, DCC, HBR, KOS, and ENOG

Should you be buying BP stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of BP include Shell (SHEL), Woodside Energy Group (WDS), TotalEnergies (TTE), John Wood Group (WG), Quadrise (QED), Echo Energy (ECHO), DCC (DCC), Harbour Energy (HBR), Kosmos Energy (KOS), and Energean (ENOG). These companies are all part of the "energy" sector.

BP vs.

BP (LON:BP) and Shell (LON:SHEL) are both large-cap energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their community ranking, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, profitability, valuation and dividends.

45.2% of BP shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 36.5% of Shell shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of BP shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Shell shares 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.

In the previous week, Shell had 15 more articles in the media than BP. MarketBeat recorded 19 mentions for Shell and 4 mentions for BP. BP's average media sentiment score of 0.03 beat Shell's score of -0.14 indicating that BP is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
BP
0 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Shell
1 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
9 Neutral mention(s)
6 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

BP received 1634 more outperform votes than Shell when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 71.42% of users gave BP an outperform vote while only 28.90% of users gave Shell an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
BPOutperform Votes
1684
71.42%
Underperform Votes
674
28.58%
ShellOutperform Votes
50
28.90%
Underperform Votes
123
71.10%

BP has a beta of 0.54, meaning that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Shell has a beta of 0.55, meaning that its share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.

BP pays an annual dividend of GBX 23 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. Shell pays an annual dividend of GBX 110 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. BP pays out 5,348.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Shell pays out 5,045.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

BP presently has a consensus price target of GBX 628.57, suggesting a potential upside of 28.07%. Shell has a consensus price target of GBX 3,123.50, suggesting a potential upside of 12.30%. Given BP's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe BP is more favorable than Shell.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BP
2 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.25
Shell
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

Shell has higher revenue and earnings than BP. BP is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Shell, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
BP£201.08B0.41£9.29B£0.431,141.40
Shell£302.14B0.59£18.01B£2.181,275.92

Shell has a net margin of 5.96% compared to BP's net margin of 4.62%. BP's return on equity of 11.47% beat Shell's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BP4.62% 11.47% 4.47%
Shell 5.96%9.54%4.75%

Summary

Shell beats BP on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding BP and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of LON and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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BP vs. The Competition

MetricBPOil & Gas Integrated IndustryEnergy SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£82.21B£39.57B£3.89B£1.43B
Dividend Yield4.66%5.19%7.07%11.83%
P/E Ratio1,141.40121.25203.521,698.30
Price / Sales0.4124.6319,459.99286,839.00
Price / Cash3.035.4665.9332.84
Price / Book1.180.981.692.71
Net Income£9.29B£7.16B£419.28M£165.43M
7 Day Performance-2.29%-0.04%2.09%7.78%
1 Month Performance-4.68%2.22%2.06%10.51%
1 Year Performance1.95%13.73%20.00%12.36%

BP Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SHEL
Shell
1.1596 of 5 stars
GBX 2,901
-1.2%
GBX 3,109.78
+7.2%
+16.4%£185.08B£302.14B1,330.73103,000
WDS
Woodside Energy Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 1,470
-1.2%
N/A-19.7%£27.93B£13.99B2,130.434,667News Coverage
Gap Down
TTE
TotalEnergies
0 of 5 stars
N/AN/A+17.7%£1.59B£212.59B8.31102,579Dividend Announcement
News Coverage
WG
John Wood Group
1.9686 of 5 stars
GBX 200.60
+0.2%
GBX 187.50
-6.5%
+34.2%£1.38B£5.90B-1,337.3335,000High Trading Volume
QED
Quadrise
0 of 5 stars
GBX 1.42
+1.4%
N/A+4.1%£25.04MN/A0.009
ECHO
Echo Energy
0 of 5 stars
GBX 0
flat
N/A-90.8%£561,000.00£-6,230,000.00-1.7010
DCC
DCC
0.1767 of 5 stars
GBX 5,770
-2.3%
GBX 6,254
+8.4%
+17.3%£5.70B£20.98B1,727.5416,000
HBR
Harbour Energy
1.204 of 5 stars
GBX 306.90
+0.7%
GBX 330
+7.5%
+35.2%£2.35B£3.75B10,230.001,716
KOS
Kosmos Energy
1.8645 of 5 stars
GBX 472
+1.1%
GBX 610
+29.2%
+1.5%£2.23B£1.73B1,275.68243Positive News
Gap Down
High Trading Volume
ENOG
Energean
1.4913 of 5 stars
GBX 1,204
+2.5%
GBX 1,320
+9.6%
+7.9%£2.21B£1.42B1,450.60590News Coverage
Positive News

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This page (LON:BP) was last updated on 5/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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