Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR Class B (NYSE: RDS.B) and CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR Class B and CVR Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR Class B||0||1||0||0||2.00|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR Class B and CVR Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR Class B||$305.18 billion||1.00||$12.98 billion||N/A||N/A|
|CVR Energy||$5.99 billion||0.56||$234.40 million||N/A||N/A|
Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR Class B has higher revenue and earnings than CVR Energy.
Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR Class B pays an annual dividend of $3.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. CVR Energy pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%.
Volatility and Risk
Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR Class B has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CVR Energy has a beta of 1.62, suggesting that its stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
5.3% of Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR Class B shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR Class B shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 82.0% of CVR Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR Class B and CVR Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR Class B||4.72%||8.73%||4.22%|
Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR Class B beats CVR Energy on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR Class B Company Profile
The Royal Dutch Shell plc explores for crude oil and natural gas around the world, both in conventional fields and from sources, such as tight rock, shale and coal formations. The Company’s segments include Integrated Gas, Upstream, Downstream and Corporate. The Integrated Gas segment is engaged in the liquefaction and transportation of gas and the conversion of natural gas to liquids to provide fuels and other products, as well as projects with an integrated activity, ranging from producing to commercializing gas. The Upstream segment includes the operations of Upstream, which is engaged in the exploration for and extraction of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, and the marketing and transportation of oil and gas, and Oil Sands, which is engaged in the extraction of bitumen from mined oil sands and conversion into synthetic crude oil. The Downstream segment is engaged in oil products and chemicals manufacturing, and marketing activities.
CVR Energy Company Profile
CVR Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing activities in the United States. The company operates through, Petroleum and Nitrogen Fertilizer segments. The Petroleum segment refines and markets transportation fuels, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, pet coke, natural gas liquids, slurry, sulfur, gas oil, asphalt, jet fuel, and other products. This segment owns and operates a coking medium-sour crude oil refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas; a crude oil refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma; and a crude oil gathering system serving Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri, Colorado, and Texas. It also owns a proprietary pipeline system that transports crude oil from Caney, Kansas to its refinery; and supplies products through tanker trucks directly to customers located in Coffeyville, Kansas, and Wynnewood, Oklahoma, as well as to customers at throughput terminals on Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. and NuStar Energy, LP's refined products distribution systems. This segment primarily serves retailers, railroads, farm co-operatives, and other refiners/marketers. The Nitrogen Fertilizer segment operates a nitrogen fertilizer plant in North America that utilizes a pet coke gasification process to produce nitrogen fertilizer products. It markets UAN, an aqueous solution of urea and ammonium nitrate to agricultural customers; and ammonia products to agricultural and industrial customers. CVR Energy, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is based in Sugar Land, Texas.
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