Reviewing HF Sinclair (NYSE:DINO) & Imperial Oil (NYSE:IMO)

HF Sinclair (NYSE:DINOGet Rating) and Imperial Oil (NYSE:IMOGet Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for HF Sinclair and Imperial Oil, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HF Sinclair 0 2 1 0 2.33
Imperial Oil 0 1 1 0 2.50

HF Sinclair currently has a consensus target price of $43.00, suggesting a potential upside of 11.63%. Imperial Oil has a consensus target price of $59.50, suggesting a potential upside of 16.58%. Given Imperial Oil’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Imperial Oil is more favorable than HF Sinclair.

Risk & Volatility

HF Sinclair has a beta of 1.65, suggesting that its stock price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Imperial Oil has a beta of 1.67, suggesting that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares HF Sinclair and Imperial Oil’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HF Sinclair $18.39 billion 0.34 $558.32 million $3.40 11.33
Imperial Oil $29.99 billion 1.14 $1.98 billion $2.79 18.29

Imperial Oil has higher revenue and earnings than HF Sinclair. HF Sinclair is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Imperial Oil, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares HF Sinclair and Imperial Oil’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HF Sinclair 3.04% 4.08% 1.99%
Imperial Oil 6.59% 11.56% 6.19%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.8% of HF Sinclair shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.1% of Imperial Oil shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of HF Sinclair shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Imperial Oil beats HF Sinclair on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

HF Sinclair Company Profile (Get Rating)

HF Sinclair Corporation operates as an independent energy company. It produces and markets gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, renewable diesel, specialty lubricant products, specialty chemicals, specialty and modified asphalt, and others. The company also owns and operates refineries located in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming; and markets its refined products principally in the Southwest United States and Rocky Mountains, Pacific Northwest, and in other neighboring Plains states. In addition, it supplies fuels to approximately 1,300 independent Sinclair-branded stations and licenses the use of the Sinclair brand at approximately 300 additional locations, as well as engages in the growing renewables business. Further, the company produces base oils and other specialized lubricants; and provides petroleum product and crude oil transportation, terminalling, storage, and throughput services to the petroleum industry. HF Sinclair Corporation was incorporated in 2021 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Imperial Oil Company Profile (Get Rating)

Imperial Oil Limited engages in exploration, production, and sale of crude oil and natural gas in Canada. The company operates through three segments: Upstream, Downstream and Chemical segments. The Upstream segment explores for, and produces crude oil, natural gas, synthetic oil, and bitumen. As of December 31, 2021, this segment had 386 million oil-equivalent barrels of proved undeveloped reserves. The Downstream segment is involved in the transportation and refining of crude oil, blending of refined products and the distribution, and marketing of refined products. It also transports crude oil to refineries by contracted pipelines, common carrier pipelines, and rail; maintains a distribution system to move petroleum products to market by pipeline, tanker, rail, and road transport; and owns and operates fuel terminals, natural gas liquids, and products pipelines in Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario. In addition, this segment markets and supplies petroleum products to motoring public through approximately 2,400 Esso and Mobil-branded sites. Further, it sells petroleum products, including fuel, asphalt, and lubricants for industrial and transportation customers, independent marketers, and resellers, as well as other refiners serving the agriculture, residential heating, and commercial markets through branded fuel and lubricant resellers. The Chemical segment manufactures and markets various petrochemicals, benzene, aromatic and aliphatic solvents, plasticizer intermediates, and polyethylene resin. The company was incorporated in 1880 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada. Imperial Oil Limited is a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation.

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