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Company Strategies & Performance

Benchmark the competition

Benchmark the refining and marketing strategies and financial performance of leading downstream operators worldwide with Energy’s Company Strategies & Performance.

With the downstream oil market diversifying and becoming increasingly competitive, a detailed understanding of key players and their strategies has never been so critical. The Company Strategies & Performance service provides ongoing assessment and benchmarking of the refining and marketing performance of major downstream operators. 

Stay current on companies’ downstream operations with quarterly reports on refining and marketing performance. Then examine the details and structural trends with annual financial and strategy reports. Timely alerts and strategic reports keep you up-to-date on the latest transactions involving downstream operators world-wide. Take advantage of world-class data and tools behind the analysis, such as the financial benchmarking extract, the global refinery tool and operational data managers.  

Our team ensures metrics are comparable across companies and downstream portfolios by adjusting reported values based on a stated methodology. Company coverage includes Majors, Mid-Majors, NOCs at the global and regional levels for North America, Europe, CIS and Africa.  Coverage evolves with the market and new companies are regularly added.

Strategic planners, downstream business unit managers, investment decision makers and business development professionals use Company Strategies & Performance to:

  • Support long-term planning exercises with detailed benchmarking reports and data tools
  • Understand how their refining and marketing business is performing against their peers
  • Make short-term planning decisions while monitoring downstream transactions and competitors’ quarterly downstream operations and financial results
  • Improve downstream operations decisions by fully analyzing the competitive landscape

What's Included

Reports and Analysis
  • Performance Reports: Quarterly and annual benchmarking of refining and marketing performance
  • Downstream Financial Benchmark Extract: Excel file with financial metrics and results by company, including  EBITDA and per barrel margins by region and by segment
  • Strategies & Financials Report: Annual comparison of downstream strategies combined with financial results
  • Company Profiles: Annual report, assessing each company's downstream portfolio, containing asset maps and data
  • Peer Group Trends: Annual comparison of downstream strategies by peer group, including non-traditional peer groups such as financial players and traders
  • Strategic Reports & Alerts: Reports and alerts discussing and analyzing key events and trends in the downstream competitive landscape
Data and Tools
  • Transaction Database: File containing refining, midstream and marketing asset divestments and their related values; updated quarterly
  • Global Refinery Tool: Includes 1) existing refinery location, ownership and capacities by unit, on a historic and forecasted basis, and 2) refinery investment projects
  • Data Managers:
    • Refining: Excel data file with companies' current refining operations, assets and projects; updated annually
    • Retail: Excel data file with companies' current retail operations and assets; updated annually
Additional Member Privileges
  • Access to Energy experts: Our 650+ energy analysts serve a client base comprised of virtually every major energy company, top institutional and investment managers and the world's leading commercial and investment banks. This diversity allows our analysts the opportunity to bring multiple views together and develop unique insights on the energy sector. Analysts are available exclusively to our clients to discuss and share their research.  
  • Invitations to member events & webinars: Members are invited to participate in our interactive webinars and member events, including the Integrated Energy Research Briefings held throughout the year and around the world. 
  • IHS Markit Connect: IHS Markit Connect brings together our industry analysis, in-depth market research, technical information and forecasts with robust analytic capabilities transforming complex, multi-dimensional information and analysis into actionable insights.

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