Contrasting Petrobras Argentina (PZE) and The Competition

Petrobras Argentina (NYSE: PZE) is one of 20 public companies in the “Integrated Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Petrobras Argentina to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Petrobras Argentina $1.97 billion -$1.00 million N/A
Petrobras Argentina Competitors $78.29 billion $113.43 million -193.72

Petrobras Argentina’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Petrobras Argentina.

Risk and Volatility

Petrobras Argentina has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Petrobras Argentina’s competitors have a beta of 1.35, meaning that their average share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Petrobras Argentina and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Petrobras Argentina 0 0 0 0 N/A
Petrobras Argentina Competitors 218 673 785 31 2.37

As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 23.72%. Given Petrobras Argentina’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Petrobras Argentina has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Petrobras Argentina N/A N/A N/A
Petrobras Argentina Competitors -7.45% 2.54% 1.05%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

3.6% of Petrobras Argentina shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.6% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Petrobras Argentina competitors beat Petrobras Argentina on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

Petrobras Argentina Company Profile

Petrobras Argentina SA, formerly Petrobras Energia SA, is an Argentina-based company primarily engaged in the petroleum refining sector. The Company’s activities are structured in four business segments: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, including the acquisition, exploration, exploitation and maintenance of oil and gas reserves; Refining and Distribution, processing and marketing of petroleum products; Petrochemicals, comprising the production of styrene, polystyrene, bi-oriented polystyrene (BOPS) and synthetic rubber; as well as Gas and Energy, providing gas distribution, as well as fossil fuel and hydroelectric power energy generation. Its petroleum products include lubricants, diesel fuel, compressed natural gas (CNG) and asphalts, among others. The Company has operations established in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Mexico and Spain, among others. The Company is owned by Petrobras Participaciones SL. It operates throught Albares Renovables Argentina SA.

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