Cosan Limited (NYSE: CZZ) is one of 38 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Cosan Limited to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

Cosan Limited has a beta of 2.35, suggesting that its stock price is 135% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cosan Limited’s peers have a beta of 1.31, suggesting that their average stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Cosan Limited and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cosan Limited 0 1 1 0 2.50
Cosan Limited Competitors 385 1873 2492 114 2.48

As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 9.56%. Given Cosan Limited’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cosan Limited has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

Cosan Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Cosan Limited 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 5.5% and pay out 399.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

42.4% of Cosan Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cosan Limited and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Cosan Limited $3.59 billion $79.64 million 27.06
Cosan Limited Competitors $40.28 billion $685.70 million 233.62

Cosan Limited’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Cosan Limited. Cosan Limited is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Cosan Limited and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cosan Limited 1.65% 0.73% 0.22%
Cosan Limited Competitors -1.39% 3.23% 1.63%

Summary

Cosan Limited peers beat Cosan Limited on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Cosan Limited 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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