Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is one of 23 public companies in the “Integrated Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras $80.05 billion $32.60 billion -22.66
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras Competitors $52.06 billion $11.04 billion -13.49

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras and its competitors’ 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%
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras Competitors -6.21% 2.47% 1.19%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras 1 5 3 0 2.22
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras Competitors 216 658 774 31 2.37

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras currently has a consensus target price of $10.91, suggesting a potential upside of 2.42%. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 35.41%. Given Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.7% of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.0% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras has a beta of 2.44, suggesting that its stock price is 144% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras’ competitors have a beta of 1.40, suggesting that their average stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- 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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