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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

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 218 674 786 31 2.37

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras currently has a consensus target price of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.60%. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 24.74%. Given Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.4% of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.6% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company 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 -7.97% 2.68% 1.10%

Volatility & Risk

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a beta of 2.59, meaning that its stock price is 159% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras’ peers have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras $81.41 billion -$4.84 billion -20.34
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Competitors $78.29 billion $113.43 million -210.28

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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