Reviewing Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras (PBR) and Its Rivals

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is one of 23 public companies in the “Integrated Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

5.7% of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.0% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras $81.41 billion -$4.84 billion -22.74
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras Competitors $78.29 billion $113.43 million -203.64

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras -3.63% 5.00% 1.62%
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras Competitors -6.15% 2.75% 1.32%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras 1 5 3 0 2.22
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras Competitors 216 660 774 31 2.37

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras currently has a consensus price target of $10.91, indicating a potential upside of 2.03%. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 23.97%. Given Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras has a beta of 2.44, meaning that its share price is 144% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras’ peers have a beta of 1.44, meaning that their average share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras peers beat Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.-Petrobras specializes in the oil, natural gas and energy industry. The Company is engaged in prospecting, drilling, refining, processing, trading and transporting crude oil from producing onshore and offshore oil fields and from shale or other rocks. Its segments include Exploration and Production, which covers the activities of exploration, development and production of crude oil, natural gas liquid and natural gas; Refining, Transportation and Marketing, which covers the refining, logistics, transport and trading of crude oil and oil products activities, exporting of ethanol, and extraction and processing of shale; Gas and Power, which is engaged in transportation and trading of natural gas produced in Brazil and imported natural gas; Biofuels, which covers the activities of production of biodiesel and its co-products, and ethanol-related activities; Distribution, which includes the activities of its subsidiary Petrobras Distribuidora S.A., and Corporate.

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