CNOOC (CEO) vs. Enbridge Energy Management (EEQ) Head-To-Head Survey

CNOOC (NYSE:CEO) and Enbridge Energy Management (NYSE:EEQ) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Risk & Volatility

CNOOC has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enbridge Energy Management has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.


CNOOC pays an annual dividend of $6.85 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Enbridge Energy Management does not pay a dividend. CNOOC pays out 40.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CNOOC has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for CNOOC and Enbridge Energy Management, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CNOOC 0 2 2 0 2.50
Enbridge Energy Management 0 1 0 0 2.00

Enbridge Energy Management has a consensus target price of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 14.18%. Given Enbridge Energy Management’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Enbridge Energy Management is more favorable than CNOOC.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CNOOC and Enbridge Energy Management’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CNOOC $26.88 billion 3.13 $7.96 billion $17.06 11.05
Enbridge Energy Management N/A N/A -$29.00 million N/A N/A

CNOOC has higher revenue and earnings than Enbridge Energy Management.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.9% of CNOOC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.6% of Enbridge Energy Management shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Enbridge Energy Management shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares CNOOC and Enbridge Energy Management’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enbridge Energy Management N/A -2,905.26% -2,905.26%


CNOOC beats Enbridge Energy Management on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.


CNOOC Limited, an investment holding company, explores for, develops, produces, and sells crude oil, natural gas, and other petroleum products. It operates through Exploration and Production, and Trading Business segments. The company produces offshore crude oil and natural gas primarily in Bohai, Western South China Sea, Eastern South China Sea, and East China Sea in offshore China. It also holds interests in various oil and gas assets in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Oceania, and Europe. As of December 31, 2017, the company had net proved reserves of approximately 4.84 billion barrels-of-oil equivalent. In addition, it is involved in the issuance of bonds. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is based in Central, Hong Kong. CNOOC Limited is a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation.

About Enbridge Energy Management

Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C., through its limited partner interests in Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P., owns and operates a portfolio of crude oil transportation systems in the United States. Its principal crude oil system is the pipeline transporter of oil production from western Canada and the North Dakota Bakken formation. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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