NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Chevron Corp. (CVX) - Get Report announced on Tuesday afternoon that it will be cutting about 1,500 jobs in an effort to reduce costs, CNBC.com reports.

The job eliminations, which will take place across 24 of the energy company's business groups in its corporate center, will result in about $1 billion in cost reductions.

"In light of the current market environment, Chevron is taking action to reduce internal costs in multiple operating units and the corporate center," Chevron said in a statement, CNBC.com noted.

"These initiatives, which are currently underway, are focused on increasing efficiency, reducing costs and focusing on work that directly supports business priorities," the statement continued.

Chevron is a San Ramon, Calif.-based crude oil and natural gas developing and producing company. Energy companies have been dealing with the negative effects to their operations as a result of the continuing slump in oil prices, due to the global supply glut.

Shares of Chevron are lower by 0.13% to $92.28 in pre-market trading on Wednesday morning.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates CHEVRON CORP as a Hold with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate CHEVRON CORP (CVX) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed-some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • CVX's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.22 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 0.96 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.
  • Regardless of the drop in revenue, the company managed to outperform against the industry average of 38.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 37.9%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed against the S&P 500 and did not exceed that of the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 43.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $4,512.00 million to $2,567.00 million.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. In comparison to the other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, CHEVRON CORP's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: CVX Ratings Report