Head-To-Head Contrast: SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical (SHI) & Northern Tier Energy (NTI)

SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical (NYSE: SHI) and Northern Tier Energy (NYSE:NTI) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical and Northern Tier Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical 1 2 0 0 1.67
Northern Tier Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical and Northern Tier Energy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical $12.49 billion 0.51 $1.41 billion $9.28 6.35
Northern Tier Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical has higher revenue and earnings than Northern Tier Energy.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.0% of SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical pays an annual dividend of $3.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. Northern Tier Energy does not pay a dividend. SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical pays out 35.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.


This table compares SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical and Northern Tier Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical 8.79% 27.54% 20.37%
Northern Tier Energy 1.69% 12.03% 4.34%


SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical beats Northern Tier Energy on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited (Shanghai Petrochemical) is a petrochemical company. The Company and its subsidiaries are principally engaged in processing crude oil into synthetic fibers, resins and plastics, intermediate petrochemicals and petroleum products. The Company operates in five operating segments. The synthetic fibres segment produces polyester and acrylic fibers, which are used in the textile and apparel industries. The resins and plastics segment produces polyester chips, polyethylene resins and films, polypropylene resins and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) granules. The intermediate petrochemicals segment produces p-xylene, benzene and ethylene oxide. The petroleum products segment is equipped with crude oil distillation facilities used to produce vacuum and atmospheric gas oils used as feedstock of the Company’s downstream processing facilities. The trading of petrochemical products segment is engaged in importing and exporting of petrochemical products.

About Northern Tier Energy

Northern Tier Energy LP is a downstream energy limited partnership. The Company has refining, retail and logistics operations that serve the Petroleum Administration for Defense District II (PADD II) region of the United States. It operates through two segments: the refining business and the retail business. Its refining segment consists of over 97,800 barrels per stream day refinery located in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. Its refineries process light, heavy, sweet and sour crudes into refined products. It also owns storage and transportation assets. The retail segment operates over 170 convenience stores and supports over 110 franchised convenience stores, which are operated under the SuperAmerica brand. These convenience stores are located throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota and sell various grades of gasoline and diesel, tobacco products and immediately consumable items, such as beverages, prepared food and a range of snacks and prepackaged items.

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