Comparing Cosan (CZZ) & The Competition
Cosan (NYSE: CZZ) is one of 36 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Cosan to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Cosan and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
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 381.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility and Risk
Cosan has a beta of 2.36, indicating that its share price is 136% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cosan’s competitors have a beta of 1.31, indicating that their average share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
41.9% of Cosan shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.1% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Cosan and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cosan||$3.59 billion||$79.64 million||29.97|
|Cosan Competitors||$40.29 billion||$686.61 million||254.39|
Cosan’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Cosan. Cosan 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.
This table compares Cosan and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Cosan competitors beat Cosan on 11 of the 15 factors compared.
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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