Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras (NYSE: PBR.A) and ENI S.p.A. (NYSE:E) are both large-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.

Dividends

ENI S.p.A. pays an annual dividend of $1.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras does not pay a dividend. ENI S.p.A. pays out 319.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Risk & Volatility

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras has a beta of 2.65, suggesting that its share price is 165% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ENI S.p.A. has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.6% of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.7% of ENI S.p.A. shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras and ENI S.p.A.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras -3.63% 5.00% 1.62%
ENI S.p.A. 1.14% 2.23% 0.94%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras and ENI S.p.A.’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras N/A N/A N/A ($0.47) N/A
ENI S.p.A. $75.34 billion 0.80 $13.30 billion $0.41 80.44

ENI S.p.A. has higher revenue and earnings than Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras. Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ENI S.p.A., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras and ENI S.p.A., as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras 0 0 0 0 N/A
ENI S.p.A. 5 3 4 0 1.92

ENI S.p.A. has a consensus target price of $16.00, suggesting a potential downside of 51.49%.

About Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras

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.

About ENI S.p.A.

Eni SpA (Eni) is an Italy-based company engaged in the exploration, development and production of hydrocarbons, in the supply and marketing of gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and power, in the refining and marketing of petroleum products, in the production and marketing of basic petrochemicals, plastics and elastomers and in commodity trading. The Company’s segments include Exploration & Production, Gas & Power, and Refining & Marketing. Its Exploration & Production segment engages in oil and natural gas exploration and field development and production, as well as LNG operations in over 40 countries, including Italy, Libya, Egypt, Norway, the United Kingdom, Angola, Congo, Nigeria, the United States, Kazakhstan, Algeria, Australia, Venezuela, Iraq, Ghana and Mozambique. Its Gas & Power segment engages in supply, trading and marketing of gas, LNG and electricity, international gas transport activities and commodity trading and derivatives.

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