Financial Analysis: Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (CLNE) & The Competition
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) is one of 39 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
34.4% of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by institutional investors. 26.7% of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings for Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Clean Energy Fuels Corp.||0||0||1||0||3.00|
|Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Competitors||448||1952||2269||133||2.43|
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. currently has a consensus price target of $6.30, indicating a potential upside of 162.50%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 14.06%. Given Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is more favorable than its rivals.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Clean Energy Fuels Corp.||$369.36 million||$18.21 million||16.00|
|Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Competitors||$44.37 billion||$4.33 billion||21.61|
Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s rivals 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 rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and its rivals’ 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||-0.94%||2.37%||1.45%|
Volatility & Risk
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has a beta of 1.9, meaning that its stock price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s rivals have a beta of 1.26, meaning that their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
About Clean Energy Fuels Corp.
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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