Exxon vs. Chevron: Which One Turns Oil Price Gains Into Fatter Profits? And Dividend Yield?

Chevron Corporation Profit Margin Chart

Chevron Corporation Profit Margin Chart by YCharts

All big oil producers enjoy fatter margins when oil prices rise, of course, and as the economic recovery bumps ahead one can expect higher petroleum prices over time. In this chart, we see Chevron (CVX) enjoying wider profit margins than Exxon (XOM) in recent years. Other factors to consider: Exxon’s recent revenue growth, at about 16%, is better than Chevron’s 11%. Chevron’s dividend yield is higher – about 3% vs. 2.2% for Exxon. And Chevron is cheaper -- its PE at about 8 vs. 10 for Exxon’s PE.

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