Crossamerica Partners (NYSE: CAPL) and World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT) are both energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.
This table compares Crossamerica Partners and World Fuel Services Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|World Fuel Services Corporation||0.34%||5.60%||2.09%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Crossamerica Partners and World Fuel Services Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|World Fuel Services Corporation||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Crossamerica Partners currently has a consensus price target of $30.40, indicating a potential upside of 14.50%. World Fuel Services Corporation has a consensus price target of $48.00, indicating a potential upside of 45.85%. Given World Fuel Services Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe World Fuel Services Corporation is more favorable than Crossamerica Partners.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
37.1% of Crossamerica Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.8% of World Fuel Services Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of World Fuel Services Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Crossamerica Partners and World Fuel Services Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Crossamerica Partners||$1.91 billion||0.47||$73.42 million||($0.03)||-884.71|
|World Fuel Services Corporation||$31.47 billion||0.07||$259.20 million||$1.53||21.51|
World Fuel Services Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Crossamerica Partners. Crossamerica Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than World Fuel Services Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility and Risk
Crossamerica Partners has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, World Fuel Services Corporation has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Crossamerica Partners pays an annual dividend of $2.49 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.4%. World Fuel Services Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Crossamerica Partners pays out -8,297.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. World Fuel Services Corporation pays out 15.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. World Fuel Services Corporation has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Crossamerica Partners is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
World Fuel Services Corporation beats Crossamerica Partners on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
Crossamerica Partners Company Profile
CrossAmerica Partners LP is a limited partnership engaged in the wholesale distribution of motor fuel, and the ownership and leasing of real estate used in the retail distribution of motor fuel. The Company operates in two segments: wholesale and retail. The wholesale segment is engaged in the wholesale distribution of motor fuel to lessee dealers, independent dealers, commission agents, Dunne Manning Stores LLC (DMS), CST Brands, Inc. and subsidiaries (CST) and company operated retail sites. The Retail segment owns or leases and operates retail sites. As of December 31, 2016, it distributed motor fuels to approximately 1,200 sites located in 29 states (Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin).
World Fuel Services Corporation Company Profile
World Fuel Services Corporation is engaged in providing aviation, marine and land energy, logistics and technology solutions to customers and suppliers around the world. The Company operates through three segments: Aviation, Marine and Land. In its Aviation segment, the Company offers fuel and related products and services. In its land segment, it offers fuel, crude oil, lubricants, power solutions through its global energy management service offerings, natural gas and related products and services to customers. Under marine segment, it offers fuel, lubricants and related products and services to customers, including international container and tanker fleets, commercial cruise lines, yachts and time charter operators, offshore rig owners and operators, the United States and foreign Governments, as well as other fuel suppliers. It offers solutions, such as oil and energy procurement, distribution and storage, financial solutions and consulting services.
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