Head to Head Review: Galp Energia Sgps (GLPEY) versus Its Rivals

Galp Energia Sgps (OTCMKTS: GLPEY) is one of 35 public companies in the “OIL-MISC” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Galp Energia Sgps to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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0.1% of Galp Energia Sgps shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.3% of shares of all “OIL-MISC” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.3% of shares of all “OIL-MISC” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Galp Energia Sgps pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Galp Energia Sgps pays out 54.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “OIL-MISC” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.5% and pay out 98.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Galp Energia Sgps and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Galp Energia Sgps 3.17% 7.73% 4.00%
Galp Energia Sgps Competitors 4.37% -165.27% 2.29%

Volatility and Risk

Galp Energia Sgps has a beta of 0.59, suggesting that its stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Galp Energia Sgps’ rivals have a beta of 1.20, suggesting that their average stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Galp Energia Sgps and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Galp Energia Sgps 0 2 0 0 2.00
Galp Energia Sgps Competitors 385 1464 1764 103 2.43

As a group, “OIL-MISC” companies have a potential upside of 19.60%. Given Galp Energia Sgps’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Galp Energia Sgps has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Galp Energia Sgps and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Galp Energia Sgps $14.42 billion $198.18 million 28.18
Galp Energia Sgps Competitors $14.62 billion $472.86 million 9.53

Galp Energia Sgps’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Galp Energia Sgps. Galp Energia Sgps is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Galp Energia Sgps rivals beat Galp Energia Sgps on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Galp Energia Sgps Company Profile

Galp Energia, SGPS, S.A. operates as oil and natural gas integrated operator worldwide. Its Exploration & Production segment explores, develops, and produces hydrocarbons in approximately 53 projects with proved, probable, and possible reserves of 673 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company?s Refining & Marketing of Oil Products segment engages in the refining, retail, and wholesale marketing of oil products; operation of oil products storage and transportation infrastructure; and operation of 1,436 service stations in Portugal, Spain, and Africa. Its Gas & Power segment procures, supplies, distributes, and storages natural gas; generates and supplies electric, thermal, and wind power; and holds interests in various cogeneration plants with a total installed capacity of 173 megawatts, and wind farms. The company also engages in the management of equity participations; research, production, processing, logistics, and marketing of grain, vegetable oil, biofuel products, and their derivatives; technical management of ships, crews, and supply; development and operation of maritime terminals; retail sale of food products and domestic utensils, as well as presents and other articles, such as newspapers, magazines, records, videos, toys, drinks, tobacco, cosmetics and hygiene, travel, and vehicle accessory items; study, projection, installation, production, and marketing of biofuels; treatment and recovery of waste; purchase and sale of equipment; and design and construction of underground liquefied petroleum gas storage facilities. In addition, it offers business management and consultancy, financing, open investment fund, reinsurance, and maritime transport services; and operates service stations, workshops, restaurants, and hotels. The company was formerly known as Galp ? Petróleos e Gás de Portugal, SGPS, S.A. and changed its name to Galp Energia, SGPS, S.A. in September 2000. Galp Energia, SGPS, S.A. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal.

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