Head-To-Head Review: Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (PBR.A) & Its Peers

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE: PBR.A) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras 0 1 0 0 2.00
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Competitors 218 675 786 31 2.37

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras presently has a consensus price target of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.60%. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 24.91%. Given Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.4% of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.6% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras 2.71% 4.27% 1.38%
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Competitors -7.97% 2.68% 1.10%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras $81.41 billion -$4.84 billion 26.56
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Competitors $78.29 billion $113.43 million -207.20

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

Volatility & Risk

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a beta of 2.58, indicating that its stock price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras’ rivals have a beta of 1.39, indicating that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras rivals beat Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Company Profile

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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