Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE: PBR.A) is one of 20 public companies in the “Integrated Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras 0 1 0 0 2.00
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Competitors 217 672 784 31 2.37

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras presently has a consensus target price of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.38%. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 23.11%. Given Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a beta of 2.66, suggesting that its share price is 166% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras’ peers have a beta of 1.39, suggesting that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.5% of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.7% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras 2.71% 4.27% 1.38%
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Competitors -8.57% 2.63% 1.11%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras $81.41 billion -$4.84 billion 27.37
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Competitors $78.29 billion $113.43 million -204.53

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras peers beat Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA 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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