Targa Resources Partners (NYSE: NGLS) and Cosan (NYSE:CZZ) are both mid-cap energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Targa Resources Partners and Cosan, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Targa Resources Partners||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Targa Resources Partners and Cosan’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Targa Resources Partners||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.78||13.65|
|Cosan||$3.59 billion||0.83||$79.64 million||N/A||N/A|
Cosan has higher revenue and earnings than Targa Resources Partners.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
22.1% of Cosan shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Targa Resources Partners pays an annual dividend of $3.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 31.0%. Cosan pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Targa Resources Partners pays out 423.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Cosan has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.
This table compares Targa Resources Partners and Cosan’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Targa Resources Partners||3.27%||0.29%||1.61%|
Cosan beats Targa Resources Partners on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Targa Resources Partners Company Profile
Targa Resources Partners LP is a provider of midstream natural gas and natural gas liquid (NGL) services in the United States with a presence in crude oil gathering and petroleum terminaling. The Company is engaged in the business of gathering, compressing, treating, processing and selling natural gas; storing, fractionating, treating, transporting and selling NGLs and NGL products, including services to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exporters; gathering, storing and terminaling crude oil, and storing, terminaling and selling refined petroleum products. The Company operates in two divisions: Gathering and Processing, and Logistics and Marketing. The Gathering and Processing division consists of two segments: Field Gathering and Processing, and Coastal Gathering and Processing. The Logistics and Marketing division consists of two segments: Logistics Assets and Marketing and Distribution.
Cosan Company Profile
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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