This segment is from Tuesday's edition of 'Digging for Value', in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy & materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays & Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy & materials sectors @TMFEnergy.

It's tough to draw a line between foreign and domestic international oil companies, or IOCs, due to their size and global exposure. One thing that does jump out is the rate at which these companies return cash to shareholders in the form of dividends. BP plc (NYSE: BP), Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A), Statoil (NYSE: STO) and Total SA (NYSE: TOT) all payout at much higher yields than domestic peers. So investors with a keen eye for dividends might want to look ex-US when it comes to integrated oil companies. The following video goes a bit more indepth into a few other differences that might be found. Tune in.

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