Contrasting Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) and Cosan (NYSE:CSAN)

Cosan (NYSE:CSAN) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Cosan pays an annual dividend of $1.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. Tootsie Roll Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Tootsie Roll Industries has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

Cosan has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tootsie Roll Industries has a beta of -0.12, suggesting that its share price is 112% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cosan and Tootsie Roll Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cosan 0 1 0 0 2.00
Tootsie Roll Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cosan and Tootsie Roll Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cosan $5.01 billion 0.97 $333.56 million N/A N/A
Tootsie Roll Industries $467.43 million 4.98 $58.99 million N/A N/A

Cosan has higher revenue and earnings than Tootsie Roll Industries.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

19.7% of Tootsie Roll Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 67.9% of Tootsie Roll Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Cosan and Tootsie Roll Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cosan 8.50% 11.14% 2.58%
Tootsie Roll Industries 12.39% 7.62% 5.90%

Summary

Tootsie Roll Industries beats Cosan on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cosan Company Profile

Cosan S.A., through its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the fuel distribution business in Brazil, Europe, Latin America, North America, Asia, and internationally. It operates through Raízen Energia, Raízen Combustíveis, Gas and Energy, and Moove segments. The company's Raízen Energia segment produces and markets various products derived from sugar cane, including raw sugar, and anhydrous and hydrated ethanol. This segment also engages in activities related to energy cogeneration from sugarcane bagasse; and holds interests in companies involved in research and development on new technology. Its Raízen Combustíveis segment distributes and markets fuels through a franchised network of service stations under the Shell brand. This segment also engages in the petroleum refining; operation of convenience stores; manufacture and sale of automotive and industrial lubricants; and production and sale of liquefied petroleum gas. The company's Gas and Energy segment distributes piped natural gas to customers in the industrial, residential, commercial, automotive, and cogeneration sectors; and engages in purchase and sale of electricity to other traders. Its Moove segment produces and distributes lubricants under the Mobil and Comma brands. The company was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

Tootsie Roll Industries Company Profile

Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells confectionery products primarily in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. The company sells its products under the Tootsie Roll, Tootsie Pops, Child's Play, Caramel Apple Pops, Charms, Blow-Pop, Charms Mini Pops, Cella's, Dots, Junior Mints, Charleston Chew, Sugar Daddy, Sugar Babies, Andes, Fluffy Stuff, Dubble Bubble, Razzles, Cry Baby, Nik-L-Nip, and Tutsi Pop trademarks. It sells its products directly to wholesale distributors of candy, food and groceries, supermarkets, variety stores, dollar stores, chain grocers, drug chains, discount chains, cooperative grocery associations, mass merchandisers, warehouse and membership club stores, vending machine operators, the United States military, and fund-raising charitable organizations, as well as through food and grocery brokers. The company was founded in 1896 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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