Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras (PBR) & Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (PBR.A) Head-To-Head Analysis

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) and Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR.A) are both large-cap energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras has a beta of 2.36, meaning that its stock price is 136% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a beta of 2.59, meaning that its stock price is 159% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras and Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras 1 3 2 0 2.17
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras 0 1 0 0 2.00

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras presently has a consensus price target of $10.91, indicating a potential downside of 0.84%. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a consensus price target of $10.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.85%. Given Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras is more favorable than Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras and Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras $81.41 billion 0.88 -$4.84 billion $0.36 30.56
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras $81.41 billion 0.83 -$4.84 billion $0.36 28.89

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras and Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras 2.71% 4.17% 1.35%
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras 2.71% 4.27% 1.38%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

5.5% of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.4% of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras beats Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras

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.

About Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras

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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