Comparing CVR Energy (CVI) and Phillips 66 (PSX)

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CVR Energy (NYSE: PSX) and Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.


This table compares CVR Energy and Phillips 66’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CVR Energy 5.23% 8.00% 3.48%
Phillips 66 5.34% 12.87% 6.05%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CVR Energy and Phillips 66’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CVR Energy $5.99 billion 0.56 $234.40 million N/A N/A
Phillips 66 $104.62 billion 0.53 $5.11 billion $4.38 27.16

Phillips 66 has higher revenue and earnings than CVR Energy.


CVR Energy pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. Phillips 66 pays an annual dividend of $3.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Phillips 66 pays out 73.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Phillips 66 has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

CVR Energy has a beta of 1.54, indicating that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Phillips 66 has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for CVR Energy and Phillips 66, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CVR Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Phillips 66 2 9 7 0 2.28

Phillips 66 has a consensus target price of $113.77, indicating a potential downside of 4.36%. Given Phillips 66’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Phillips 66 is more favorable than CVR Energy.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

69.5% of Phillips 66 shares are owned by institutional investors. 82.0% of CVR Energy shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Phillips 66 shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Phillips 66 beats CVR Energy on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CVR Energy

CVR Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing activities in the United States. The company operates through, Petroleum and Nitrogen Fertilizer segments. The Petroleum segment refines and markets transportation fuels, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, pet coke, natural gas liquids, slurry, sulfur, gas oil, asphalt, jet fuel, and other products. This segment owns and operates a coking medium-sour crude oil refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas; a crude oil refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma; and a crude oil gathering system serving Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri, Colorado, and Texas. It also owns a proprietary pipeline system that transports crude oil from Caney, Kansas to its refinery; and supplies products through tanker trucks directly to customers located in Coffeyville, Kansas, and Wynnewood, Oklahoma, as well as to customers at throughput terminals on Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. and NuStar Energy, LP's refined products distribution systems. This segment primarily serves retailers, railroads, farm co-operatives, and other refiners/marketers. The Nitrogen Fertilizer segment operates a nitrogen fertilizer plant in North America that utilizes a pet coke gasification process to produce nitrogen fertilizer products. It markets UAN, an aqueous solution of urea and ammonium nitrate to agricultural customers; and ammonia products to agricultural and industrial customers. CVR Energy, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is based in Sugar Land, Texas.

About Phillips 66

Phillips 66 operates as an energy manufacturing and logistics company. It operates through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties (M&S). The Midstream segment transports crude oil and other feedstocks, delivers refined products to market, and provides terminaling and storage services for crude oil and petroleum products; transports, stores, fractionates, and markets natural gas liquids, exports LPG, and provides other fee-based processing services; and gathers, processes, transports, and markets natural gas. The Chemicals segment manufactures and markets ethylene and other olefin products; aromatics and styrenics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene, and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene; and various specialty chemical products, including organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalysts, drilling chemicals, and mining chemicals. The Refining segment buys, sells, and refines crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products comprising gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels at 13 refineries primarily in the United States and Europe. The M&S segment purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products consisting of gasolines, distillates, and aviation fuels primarily in the United States and Europe. It also manufactures and sells specialty products, such as petroleum coke products, waxes, solvents, and polypropylene. In addition, this segment generates electricity and provides merchant power into the Texas market. Phillips 66 was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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