Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (CLMT) & Ultrapar Participacoes (UGP) Critical Survey

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) and Ultrapar Participacoes (NYSE:UGP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and profitabiliy.

Profitability

This table compares Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. and Ultrapar Participacoes’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. -6.97% -65.80% -5.81%
Ultrapar Participacoes 2.02% 18.30% 7.08%

Volatility & Risk

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ultrapar Participacoes has a beta of 1.17, suggesting that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

11.3% of Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.9% of Ultrapar Participacoes shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. and Ultrapar Participacoes’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. $3.82 billion 0.08 $191.50 million ($3.40) -1.24
Ultrapar Participacoes $23.50 billion 0.54 $1.23 billion $0.85 27.71

Ultrapar Participacoes has higher revenue and earnings than Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.. Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ultrapar Participacoes, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. and Ultrapar Participacoes, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. 1 3 1 0 2.00
Ultrapar Participacoes 0 1 0 0 2.00

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. presently has a consensus target price of $4.25, suggesting a potential upside of 1.19%. Given Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. is more favorable than Ultrapar Participacoes.

Dividends

Ultrapar Participacoes pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. does not pay a dividend. Ultrapar Participacoes pays out 61.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Ultrapar Participacoes beats Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. Company Profile

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. is a producer of specialty hydrocarbon products in North America. The Company operates through three segments: specialty products, fuel products and oilfield services. In its specialty products segment, the Company processes crude oil and other feedstocks into a range of customized lubricating oils, white mineral oils, solvents, petrolatums and waxes. Its specialty products are sold to domestic and international customers using its products as raw material components for basic industrial, consumer and automotive goods. It also blends and market specialty products through its Royal Purple, Bel-Ray, TruFuel and Quantum brands. In its fuel products segment, the Company processes crude oil into a range of fuel and fuel-related products, including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, asphalt and heavy fuel oils, and resells purchased crude oil to third-party customers.

Ultrapar Participacoes Company Profile

Ultrapar Participacoes SA is a Brazil-based company primarily engaged in the automotive fuel retail. The Company operates in five segments: Gas distribution (Ultragaz), which distributes liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to residential, commercial and industrial consumers in the South, Southeast and Northeast regions of Brazil; Fuel distribution (Ipiranga), which operates the distribution and marketing of gasoline, ethanol, diesel, fuel oil, kerosene, natural gas for vehicles and lubricants, as well as provides related activities across the Brazilian territory; Chemicals (Oxiteno), which produces ethylene oxide, as well as its primary derivatives and fatty alcohols; Storage (Ultracargo), which operates liquid bulk terminals, primarily in the Southeast and Northeast regions of Brazil, and Drugstores (Extrafarma), which trades pharmaceutical, hygiene and beauty products through its drugstore chain in the states of Para and Piaui, among others.

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