Cosan (CZZ) and Its Competitors Financial Comparison

Cosan (NYSE: CZZ) is one of 37 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Cosan to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Cosan and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cosan 0 1 1 0 2.50
Cosan Competitors 388 1878 2502 116 2.48

As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 10.26%. Given Cosan’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cosan has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

41.9% of Cosan shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.1% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” 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.

Volatility & Risk

Cosan has a beta of 2.36, meaning that its stock price is 136% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cosan’s competitors have a beta of 1.31, meaning that their average stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Cosan pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.5% and pay out 383.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Cosan and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cosan 1.65% 0.72% 0.22%
Cosan Competitors -1.29% 3.41% 1.67%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cosan and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cosan $3.59 billion $79.64 million N/A
Cosan Competitors $40.29 billion $686.61 million 247.55

Cosan’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Cosan.

Summary

Cosan competitors beat Cosan on 10 of the 14 factors compared.

Cosan Company Profile

Cosan Limited (Cosan) is a holding company. The Company’s segments include Raizen Energia, Raizen Combustiveis, COMGAS, Cosan Logistica, Lubricants and Other business. The Company’s other business include other investments, in addition to the corporate activities. The Company offers Logistics services, including transportation, port loading and storage of sugar, leasing or lending of locomotives, wagons and other railway equipment, through its subsidiaries Rumo Logistica Operadora Multimodal S.A. (Rumo), logistic segment (Logistic). The Company is also engaged in production and distribution of lubricants, through its indirect subsidiaries Cosan Lubrificantes e Especialidades S.A. (Moove) and Comma Oil & Chemicals Ltd. (Comma), under the Mobil licensed trademark in Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay, in addition to the European and Asian market using the Comma brand and corporate activities (Lubricants).

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