Mission Newenergy (OTCMKTS:MNELF) and NewMarket (NYSE:NEU) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Mission Newenergy and NewMarket, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mission Newenergy 0 0 0 0 N/A
NewMarket 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mission Newenergy and NewMarket’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mission Newenergy N/A N/A -$156.69 million N/A N/A
NewMarket $2.20 billion 2.08 $190.50 million N/A N/A

NewMarket has higher revenue and earnings than Mission Newenergy.

Profitability

This table compares Mission Newenergy and NewMarket’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mission Newenergy N/A N/A N/A
NewMarket 7.61% 34.96% 11.68%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

57.1% of NewMarket shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.9% of NewMarket shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

NewMarket pays an annual dividend of $7.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Mission Newenergy does not pay a dividend. NewMarket has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Summary

NewMarket beats Mission Newenergy on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mission Newenergy Company Profile

Mission NewEnergy Limited produces, refines, and sells biodiesel in Malaysia. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Subiaco, Australia.

NewMarket Company Profile

NewMarket Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the petroleum additives businesses. It offers lubricant additives for use in various vehicle and industrial applications, such as engine oils, transmission fluids, off-road powertrain and hydraulic systems, gear oils, hydraulic oils, turbine oils, metalworking fluids, and in other applications where metal-to-metal moving parts are utilized; and engine oil, driveline, and industrial additives. The company also provides fuel additives that are used to enhance the oil refining process and the performance of gasoline, diesel, biofuels, and other fuels to industry, government, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and individual customers. It has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, Latin America, and the Middle East. NewMarket Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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