Sasol (NYSE: SSL) is one of 37 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Sasol to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Sasol and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sasol||$12.68 billion||$1.50 billion||12.79|
|Sasol Competitors||$40.29 billion||$685.91 million||258.86|
Sasol pays an annual dividend of $0.74 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Sasol pays out 27.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.9% and pay out 326.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Sasol and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk and Volatility
Sasol has a beta of 0.9, meaning that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sasol’s competitors have a beta of 1.30, meaning that their average stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
2.0% of Sasol shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Sasol shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Sasol and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 3.52%. Given Sasol’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Sasol has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Sasol competitors beat Sasol on 12 of the 15 factors compared.
Sasol Limited is an international integrated chemicals and energy company. The Company develops and commercializes technologies, and builds and operates facilities to produce a range of product streams, including liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity. The Company’s operating business units include Mining and, Exploration and Production International. Its Strategic Business Units are energy, base chemicals, performance chemicals and group functions. The Company’s regional operating hubs include Southern Africa Operations and International Operations. The Company operates approximately six coal mines that supply feedstock for its Secunda (Sasol Synfuels) and Sasolburg (Sasolburg Operations) complexes in South Africa. It offers market ready fuels and oils, such as bitumen; industrial heating fuels; naphtha and illuminating paraffin transport fuels; automotive lubricants; industrial lubricants; greases; cleansers and degreasers; automotive fuels, and burner fuels.
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