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 weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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 target price of $6.30, indicating a potential upside of 161.41%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 13.67%. Given Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is more favorable than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

34.4% of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.5% 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, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has a beta of 1.9, indicating that its stock price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s peers have a beta of 1.26, indicating that their average stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and its peers’ 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%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. $369.36 million $18.21 million 16.07
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Competitors $44.37 billion $4.33 billion 21.62

Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s peers 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 peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

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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