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U.S. Energy Sector Analysis

UpdatedSep 28, 2022
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-10.2%
  • 3M-3.6%
  • 1Y27.2%
  • YTD19.6%

Over the last 7 days, the Energy industry has dropped 10%, driven by pullbacks in Chevron and Exxon Mobil of 9.8% and 7.2%, respectively. On the other hand PBF Energy is actually up 8.9%. Over the past 12 months, the industry was up 27%. As for the next few years, earnings are forecast to decline by 5.9% per annum.

Sector Valuation and Performance

Has the U.S. Energy Sector valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Wed, 28 Sep 2022US$1.9tUS$2.1tUS$190.8b9.2x9.9x0.9x
Fri, 26 Aug 2022US$2.2tUS$2.1tUS$190.6b10.9x11.8x1.1x
Sun, 24 Jul 2022US$1.9tUS$1.8tUS$111.5b12.9x17.2x1.1x
Tue, 21 Jun 2022US$1.9tUS$1.8tUS$110.4b13.1x17.6x1.1x
Thu, 19 May 2022US$2.2tUS$1.8tUS$109.6b14.9x20x1.2x
Sat, 16 Apr 2022US$2.2tUS$1.6tUS$90.1b15.5x23.9x1.4x
Mon, 14 Mar 2022US$2.0tUS$1.6tUS$91.2b15.8x22.3x1.3x
Wed, 09 Feb 2022US$1.8tUS$1.5tUS$67.8b17.6x26.7x1.2x
Fri, 07 Jan 2022US$1.7tUS$1.4tUS$22.1b18.5x74.8x1.2x
Sun, 05 Dec 2021US$1.5tUS$1.4tUS$23.3b15.8x63.9x1.1x
Tue, 02 Nov 2021US$1.6tUS$1.3tUS$1.6b22.3x1001.5x1.3x
Thu, 30 Sep 2021US$1.5tUS$1.2t-US$15,279,058,586.0020.3x-96.2x1.2x
Sat, 28 Aug 2021US$1.3tUS$1.2t-US$16,086,788,527.1415.2x-83.3x1.1x
Sun, 04 Jul 2021US$1.5tUS$1.2t-US$16,112,384,260.1415.9x-91.1x1.2x
Wed, 07 Apr 2021US$1.3tUS$1.0t-US$62,470,884,964.5412.9x-20.7x1.3x
Sat, 09 Jan 2021US$974.5bUS$989.7b-US$153,942,789,407.278.8x-6.3x1x
Fri, 02 Oct 2020US$751.0bUS$1.1t-US$130,985,681,432.166.1x-5.7x0.7x
Mon, 06 Jul 2020US$933.6bUS$1.2t-US$116,404,913,800.038.2x-8x0.8x
Thu, 09 Apr 2020US$710.0bUS$1.4t-US$67,363,047,529.165.7x-10.5x0.5x
Wed, 01 Jan 2020US$1.5tUS$1.5tUS$19.0b12.7x80.4x1x
Sat, 05 Oct 2019US$1.5tUS$1.5tUS$55.3b10.1x26.8x1x
Price to Earnings Ratio


Total Market Cap: US$1.5tTotal Earnings: US$55.3bTotal Revenue: US$1.5tTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
U.S. Energy Sector Price to Earnings3Y Average 5.9x202020212022
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are optimistic on the American Energy industry, and appear confident in long term growth rates.
  • The industry is trading at a PE ratio of 9.9x which is higher than its 3-year average PE of 5.9x.
  • The 3-year average PS ratio of 1.0x is higher than the industry's current PS ratio of 0.91x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Energy industry have grown 51% per year over the last three years.
  • Revenues for these companies have grown 12% per year.
  • This means that more sales are being generated by these companies overall, and subsequently their profits are increasing too.

Industry Trends

Which industries have driven the changes within the U.S. Energy sector?

US Market-5.79%
Oil and Gas-10.04%
Energy Services-11.62%
Industry PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Energy Services industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio.
    • Analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 53.7%, which is higher than its past year's earnings growth of 44.1% per year.
  • Investors are most pessimistic about the Oil and Gas industry, although it looks like investor sentiment has improved given that it's trading above its 3-year average.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Energy Services industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 54% over the next 5 years.
  • This is better than its past earnings growth rate of 44% per year.
  • In contrast, the Oil and Gas industry is expected to see its earnings decline by 11% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

Which companies have driven the market over the last 7 days?

CompanyLast Price7D1YValuation
PBF PBF EnergyUS$32.338.9%
BROG Brooge EnergyUS$8.459.5%
BTU Peabody EnergyUS$22.260.9%
EP Empire PetroleumUS$13.015.9%
SLNG Stabilis SolutionsUS$5.9015.9%
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