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Exxon Mobil (XOM) Competitors

-0.98 (-0.88%)
(As of 06/21/2024 ET)


Should you be buying Exxon Mobil stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Exxon Mobil include Chevron (CVX), Occidental Petroleum (OXY), Hess (HES), Murphy Oil (MUR), ConocoPhillips (COP), BP (BP), Equinor ASA (EQNR), Marathon Petroleum (MPC), Phillips 66 (PSX), and Valero Energy (VLO). These companies are all part of the "oils/energy" sector.

Exxon Mobil vs.

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) and Chevron (NYSE:CVX) are both large-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their community ranking, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, media sentiment, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Exxon Mobil pays an annual dividend of $3.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Chevron pays an annual dividend of $6.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Exxon Mobil pays out 46.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Chevron pays out 60.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

In the previous week, Exxon Mobil had 8 more articles in the media than Chevron. MarketBeat recorded 33 mentions for Exxon Mobil and 25 mentions for Chevron. Chevron's average media sentiment score of 0.88 beat Exxon Mobil's score of 0.60 indicating that Chevron is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Exxon Mobil
17 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
7 Neutral mention(s)
6 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
16 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

61.8% of Exxon Mobil shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.4% of Chevron shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Exxon Mobil shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Chevron shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Exxon Mobil currently has a consensus price target of $133.71, suggesting a potential upside of 20.72%. Chevron has a consensus price target of $186.95, suggesting a potential upside of 20.39%. Given Exxon Mobil's higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Exxon Mobil is more favorable than Chevron.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Exxon Mobil
0 Sell rating(s)
8 Hold rating(s)
10 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
14 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

Exxon Mobil received 156 more outperform votes than Chevron when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 68.03% of users gave Chevron an outperform vote while only 59.77% of users gave Exxon Mobil an outperform vote.

Exxon MobilOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
ChevronOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

Chevron has a net margin of 10.21% compared to Exxon Mobil's net margin of 9.62%. Exxon Mobil's return on equity of 16.75% beat Chevron's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Exxon Mobil9.62% 16.75% 9.44%
Chevron 10.21%14.40%9.00%

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Exxon Mobil$344.58B1.27$36.01B$8.1613.57

Exxon Mobil has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chevron has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Chevron beats Exxon Mobil on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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XOM vs. The Competition

MetricExxon MobilPetroleum refining IndustryEnergy SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$440.59B$71.99B$8.17B$17.84B
Dividend Yield3.40%3.66%11.78%3.62%
P/E Ratio13.578.1913.4521.31
Price / Sales1.271.2252.1814.45
Price / Cash7.486.269.1319.18
Price / Book2.072.593.424.82
Net Income$36.01B$7.06B$966.87M$976.34M
7 Day Performance1.51%1.44%-0.48%0.93%
1 Month Performance-2.47%-3.17%-2.95%-1.78%
1 Year Performance8.16%8.43%2.57%9.91%

Exxon Mobil Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
4.5572 of 5 stars
Occidental Petroleum
4.2239 of 5 stars
+7.8%$54.32B$28.92B16.7412,570Analyst Forecast
Analyst Revision
3.8044 of 5 stars
+9.4%$44.16B$10.65B21.951,756Analyst Forecast
Positive News
Murphy Oil
4.7114 of 5 stars
+4.8%$5.92B$3.46B10.81725Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
4.94 of 5 stars
+9.8%$127.96B$58.57B12.399,900Analyst Revision
Positive News
3.4717 of 5 stars
+0.8%$98.61B$213.03B11.1087,800Analyst Upgrade
Short Interest ↑
Equinor ASA
0.6625 of 5 stars
-6.1%$85.10B$107.17B8.4423,000Analyst Revision
Marathon Petroleum
3.7937 of 5 stars
+55.0%$60.78B$150.31B8.6218,200Analyst Forecast
Phillips 66
4.8449 of 5 stars
+52.1%$57.59B$149.89B10.4514,000Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
Valero Energy
4.2972 of 5 stars
+36.1%$49.03B$144.77B7.439,908Analyst Forecast

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This page (NYSE:XOM) was last updated on 6/23/2024 by Staff

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