Here's What You May Have Missed About Hess (HES)

Shares of Large-cap energy company Hess moved -1.9 this afternoon, and are now trading at $163.0 per share. On the other hand, the average analyst target price for the stock is $172.48.

Hess Corporation, an exploration and production company, explores, develops, produces, purchases, transports, and sells crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas.

Hess Investors Should Consider This:

  • Hess has moved 21.0% over the last year.

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 4.43. A number between 0 and 1 could mean that the market is undervaluing Hess's estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 6.02

  • Hess currently returns an annual dividend yield of 1.0%.

Understanding Hess's Operating Margins

Date Reported Total Revenue ($ k) Operating Expenses ($ k) Operating Margins (%) YoY Growth (%)
2023-02-24 11,324,000 -7,477,000 34 25.93
2022-03-01 7,473,000 -5,465,000 27 437.5
2021-03-01 4,667,000 -5,060,000 -8 -188.89
2020-02-20 6,495,000 -5,909,000 9 12.5
2019-02-21 6,323,000 -5,794,000 8 136.36
2018-02-21 5,466,000 -5,388,000 -22

Over the last 6 years, Hess's operating margins have averaged only 8.0%, with a high coefficient of variability of 261.8%. On the other hand, we note that the firm's margins are growing at a 16.8% compounded average yearly rate.

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