Head-To-Head Contrast: HF Sinclair (NYSE:DINO) and China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP)

HF Sinclair (NYSE:DINOGet Rating) and China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNPGet Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares HF Sinclair and China Petroleum & Chemical’s top-line revenue, earnings per share 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 11.16
China Petroleum & Chemical $424.83 billion 0.14 $11.04 billion $9.06 5.49

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for HF Sinclair and China Petroleum & Chemical, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HF Sinclair 0 2 3 0 2.60
China Petroleum & Chemical 0 1 2 0 2.67

HF Sinclair currently has a consensus target price of $46.75, indicating a potential upside of 23.25%. China Petroleum & Chemical has a consensus target price of $61.98, indicating a potential upside of 24.53%. Given China Petroleum & Chemical’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe China Petroleum & Chemical is more favorable than HF Sinclair.

Risk and Volatility

HF Sinclair has a beta of 1.65, suggesting that its share price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Petroleum & Chemical has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.8% of HF Sinclair shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.6% of China Petroleum & Chemical shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of HF Sinclair shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 92.2% of China Petroleum & Chemical shares are owned 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.


This table compares HF Sinclair and China Petroleum & Chemical’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%
China Petroleum & Chemical 2.59% 7.79% 3.82%


China Petroleum & Chemical beats HF Sinclair on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About HF Sinclair (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.

About China Petroleum & Chemical (Get Rating)

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, an energy and chemical company, engages in oil and gas, and chemical operations in the People's Republic of China. It operates through five segments: Exploration and Production, Refining, Marketing and Distribution, Chemicals, and Corporate and Others. The company explores for and develops oil fields; produces crude oil and natural gas; processes and purifies crude oil; and manufactures and sells petroleum products. It also owns and operates oil depots and service stations; and distributes and sells refined petroleum products, including gasoline and diesel through wholesale and retail sales networks. In addition, the company manufactures and sells petrochemical and derivative petrochemical products; and other chemical products, such as basic organic chemicals, synthetic resins, synthetic fiber monomers and polymers, synthetic fibers, synthetic rubber, and chemical fertilizers. Further, it is involved in the pipeline transportation and sale of petroleum and natural gas; production, sale, storage, and transportation of refinery, petrochemical, and coal chemical products; import and export of petroleum products, natural gas, petrochemical and chemical products, and other commodities and technologies; research, development, and application of technologies and information; production and sale of catalyst products, lubricant base oil, polyester chips and fibers, plastics, and intermediate petrochemical products; research, development, production, and sale of ethylene and downstream byproducts; provision of geophysical and drilling services, as well as well testing and measurement services; manufacturing production equipment; and coal chemical industry investment management activities. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of China Petrochemical Corporation.

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