Head to Head Comparison: Cosan (NYSE:CZZ) and Its Competitors

Cosan (NYSE: CZZ) is one of 35 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Cosan to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Cosan has a beta of 2.36, suggesting that its stock price is 136% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cosan’s competitors have a beta of 1.33, suggesting that their average stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cosan and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cosan $3.59 billion $79.64 million N/A
Cosan Competitors $41.83 billion $699.52 million 276.01

Cosan’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Cosan.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cosan 0 1 1 0 2.50
Cosan Competitors 390 1814 2396 115 2.47

As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 6.12%. Given Cosan’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cosan has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cosan 1.65% 0.72% 0.22%
Cosan Competitors -2.44% 3.16% 1.54%

Dividends

Cosan pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.2% and pay out 419.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

41.7% of Cosan shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.0% 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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Cosan competitors beat Cosan on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Cosan

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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