Murphy USA (NYSE: MUSA) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Murphy USA to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Murphy USA and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Murphy USA Competitors||115||620||667||28||2.43|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Murphy USA and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Murphy USA||$12.83 billion||$245.26 million||14.90|
|Murphy USA Competitors||$8.01 billion||$220.42 million||12.10|
Murphy USA has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Murphy USA is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Murphy USA and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Murphy USA Competitors||3.22%||33.52%||3.60%|
Volatility and Risk
Murphy USA has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Murphy USA’s peers have a beta of 9.96, meaning that their average stock price is 896% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
93.2% of Murphy USA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.1% of Murphy USA shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.5% of shares of all “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Murphy USA peers beat Murphy USA on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
Murphy USA Company Profile
Murphy USA Inc. operates a chain of retail stores in the United States. The company's retail stores offer motor fuel products and convenience merchandise. It operates retail stores under the Murphy USA and Murphy Express brand names. As of January 31, 2018, the company operated approximately 1,446 retail stores located primarily in the Southwest, Southeast, and Midwest United States. Murphy USA Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in El Dorado, Arkansas.
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