Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NASDAQ: CLMT) and PBF Energy (NYSE:PBF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PBF Energy has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

13.4% of Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.5% of PBF Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.2% of PBF Energy shares 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.

Profitability

This table compares Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P and PBF Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P -2.21% -31.77% -1.75%
PBF Energy 2.09% 4.39% 1.50%

Dividends

PBF Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P does not pay a dividend. PBF Energy pays out 105.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P and PBF Energy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P $3.76 billion 0.16 -$103.80 million ($0.56) -14.29
PBF Energy $21.79 billion 0.24 $415.51 million $1.14 41.41

PBF Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than PBF Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P and PBF Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P 0 2 1 0 2.33
PBF Energy 3 10 3 0 2.00

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P currently has a consensus target price of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.00%. PBF Energy has a consensus target price of $37.89, suggesting a potential downside of 19.74%. Given Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P is more favorable than PBF Energy.

Summary

PBF Energy beats Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. produces and sells specialty hydrocarbon products in North America and internationally. It operates in two segments, Specialty Products and Fuel Products. The Specialty Products segment offers various lubricating oils, white mineral oils, solvents, petrolatums, waxes, synthetic lubricants, and other products which are used primarily as raw material components for basic automotive, industrial, and consumer goods. The Fuel Products segment provides fuel and fuel-related products, including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, asphalt, and heavy fuel oils, as well as resells purchased crude oil to third party customers. Calumet GP, LLC serves as the general partner for Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

About PBF Energy

PBF Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the refining and supply of petroleum products. The company operates through two segments, Refining and Logistics. It produces gasoline, ultra-low-sulfur diesel, heating oil, diesel fuel, jet fuel, lubricants, petrochemicals, and asphalt, as well as unbranded transportation fuels, petrochemical feedstocks, blending components, and other petroleum products. The company sells its products in Northeast, Midwest, Gulf Coast, and West Coast of the United State, as well as in other regions of the United States and Canada. It also offers various rail, truck, and marine terminaling services, as well as pipeline transportation and storage services. PBF Energy Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.

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