Reviewing Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (CLNE) and Its Peers

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) is one of 38 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

34.4% of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.7% of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has a beta of 1.91, suggesting that its stock price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s competitors have a beta of 1.30, suggesting that their average stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. $369.36 million $18.21 million 16.20
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Competitors $45.68 billion $4.44 billion 22.99

Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Clean Energy Fuels Corp.. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. 7.24% 5.14% 2.98%
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Competitors -1.52% 2.05% 1.32%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. 0 0 0 0 N/A
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Competitors 358 1699 2109 108 2.46

As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 9.95%. Given Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Company Profile

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Clean Energy) is a provider of natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets in the United States and Canada. The Company is engaged in supplying compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable natural gas (RNG) for light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, and providing operation and maintenance (O&M) services for natural gas fueling stations. The Company designs, builds, operates and maintains fueling stations; manufactures, sells and services non-lubricated natural gas fueling compressors and other equipment used in CNG stations and LNG stations; offers assessment, design and modification solutions to provide operators with code-compliant service and maintenance facilities for natural gas vehicle fleets, and transports and sells CNG and LNG to industrial and institutional energy users having no direct access to natural gas pipelines, among others.

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