Financial Review: Cosan (CZZ) versus Its Competitors
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 competitors? We will compare Cosan to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Cosan and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cosan||$3.59 billion||$79.64 million||29.68|
|Cosan Competitors||$40.29 billion||$686.61 million||232.86|
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 5.4% and pay out 376.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Cosan and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|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 10.86%. Given Cosan’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cosan has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
This table compares Cosan and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
41.9% of Cosan shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.1% 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 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.
Volatility & 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.
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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