Cosan (CZZ) & Its Competitors Head-To-Head Survey

Cosan (NYSE: CZZ) is one of 38 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Cosan to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Cosan and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cosan 0 1 1 0 2.50
Cosan Competitors 389 1889 2510 117 2.48

As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 10.86%. Given Cosan’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cosan has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Cosan pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Cosan 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 5.4% and pay out 376.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

41.9% of Cosan shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.1% 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cosan and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cosan $3.59 billion $79.64 million 29.68
Cosan Competitors $40.29 billion $686.61 million 232.86

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

Risk & Volatility

Cosan has a beta of 2.36, indicating that its stock price is 136% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cosan’s rivals have a beta of 1.31, indicating that their average stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Cosan and its rivals’ 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 -1.24% 3.64% 1.77%

Summary

Cosan rivals 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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