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Who's Making Money on U.S. Oil



March 20, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PXD , OXY , APA

There are a number of oil companies that are making some serious cash from that American oil industry. Who are the most profitble of these companies? This is a great question if you are looking to invest back into the American economy. David Alton Clark gives us all the important companies you should know.

"Who Is Profiting In The U.S. Oil Patch?

I have chosen to highlight the top five most profitable large cap U.S. Energy industry stocks in the S&P 500. A company’s profitability is conceivably the most important statistic to understand before investing in a stock. Each time you consider starting a position in a stock, you should prudently scrutinize its earnings information. Apache Corporation (APA) with a net profit margin of 27.14% leads the way. Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY), Devon and Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) follow with net profit margins of 25.95%, 18.63% and 16.46% respectively. Chesapeake Energy brings up the rear with a 15.10% net profit margin. Apache has the best P/E ratio at 7.81 closing followed by Chesapeake at 8.37. They all are below industry average with the highest belonging to Pioneer with a P/E ratio of 13.98. Use this as a starting point for your own due diligence on these companies."


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