Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Its Competitors Head-To-Head Contrast

Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) is one of 37 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Exxon Mobil to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

Exxon Mobil has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Exxon Mobil’s peers have a beta of 1.31, meaning that their average stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Exxon Mobil and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Exxon Mobil 5 12 8 1 2.19
Exxon Mobil Competitors 389 1851 2447 113 2.48

Exxon Mobil currently has a consensus price target of $86.10, indicating a potential upside of 4.64%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 10.57%. Given Exxon Mobil’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Exxon Mobil has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Exxon Mobil and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Exxon Mobil $226.09 billion $7.84 billion 26.80
Exxon Mobil Competitors $40.29 billion $686.61 million 245.54

Exxon Mobil has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Exxon Mobil is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares Exxon Mobil and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Exxon Mobil 5.14% 8.21% 4.40%
Exxon Mobil Competitors -1.66% 3.45% 1.67%


Exxon Mobil pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Exxon Mobil pays out 100.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.5% and pay out 381.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Exxon Mobil has increased its dividend for 34 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

51.2% of Exxon Mobil shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.1% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Exxon Mobil shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Exxon Mobil beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Exxon Mobil Company Profile

Exxon Mobil Corporation is engaged in energy business. The Company is engaged in the exploration, production, transportation and sale of crude oil and natural gas, and the manufacture, transportation and sale of petroleum products. The Company also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and a range of specialty products. The Company’s segments include Upstream, Downstream, Chemical, and Corporate and Financing. The Upstream segment operates to explore for and produce crude oil and natural gas. The Downstream operates to manufacture and sell petroleum products. The Chemical segment operates to manufacture and sell petrochemicals. The Company has exploration and development activities in projects located in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia/Oceania.

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