What Should You know About Chevron (CVX) Before Investing?

Shares of Large-cap energy company Chevron moved 0.1 this evening, and are now trading at $166.63 per share. On the other hand, the average analyst target price for the stock is $186.68.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the integrated energy and chemicals operations in the United States and internationally.

Potential Chevron Investors Should Analyze the Following:

  • Chevron has moved 9.0% over the last year.

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of -1.59. A number between 0 and 1 could mean that the market is undervaluing Chevron's estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 1.97

  • Chevron currently returns an annual dividend yield of 3.5%.

Understanding Chevron's Operating Margins

Date Reported Total Revenue ($ k) Operating Expenses ($ k) Operating Margins (%) YoY Growth (%)
2022-02-24 155,606,000 -50,054,000 10 266.67
2021-02-25 94,471,000 -50,080,000 -6 -inf
2020-02-21 139,865,000 -59,652,000 0 -100.0
2019-02-22 158,902,000 -49,878,000 9 350.0
2018-02-22 134,674,000 -37,302,000 2 133.33
2017-02-23 110,215,000 -36,842,000 -6

Over the last 6 years, Chevron's operating margins have averaged only 1.5%, with a high coefficient of variability of 465.2%. On the other hand, we note that the firm's margins are growing at a 18.2% compounded average yearly rate.

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