Cosan (NYSE: CZZ) is one of 38 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Cosan to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.
This table compares Cosan and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This table compares Cosan and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cosan||$3.59 billion||$79.64 million||29.90|
|Cosan Competitors||$40.29 billion||$686.61 million||234.64|
Cosan’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Cosan. Cosan is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
41.9% of Cosan shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.6% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Cosan pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Cosan pays out 25.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.5% and pay out 374.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Cosan and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|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 9.49%. Given Cosan’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cosan has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Risk and Volatility
Cosan has a beta of 2.35, suggesting that its share price is 135% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cosan’s peers have a beta of 1.31, suggesting that their average share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Cosan peers beat Cosan on 11 of the 15 factors compared.
Cosan Company Profile
Cosan Limited (Cosan) is a holding company. The Company’s segments include Raizen Energia, Raizen Combustiveis, COMGAS, Cosan Logistica, Lubricants and Other business. The Company’s other business include other investments, in addition to the corporate activities. The Company offers Logistics services, including transportation, port loading and storage of sugar, leasing or lending of locomotives, wagons and other railway equipment, through its subsidiaries Rumo Logistica Operadora Multimodal S.A. (Rumo), logistic segment (Logistic). The Company is also engaged in production and distribution of lubricants, through its indirect subsidiaries Cosan Lubrificantes e Especialidades S.A. (Moove) and Comma Oil & Chemicals Ltd. (Comma), under the Mobil licensed trademark in Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay, in addition to the European and Asian market using the Comma brand and corporate activities (Lubricants).
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