Reviewing Sasol (SSL) & The Competition

Sasol (NYSE: SSL) is one of 36 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Sasol to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sasol N/A N/A N/A
Sasol Competitors -1.42% 3.30% 1.65%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.0% of Sasol shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.1% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Sasol shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 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, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sasol and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sasol $12.68 billion $1.50 billion N/A
Sasol Competitors $40.29 billion $685.91 million 210.75

Sasol’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Sasol.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Sasol and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sasol 0 2 1 0 2.33
Sasol Competitors 393 1864 2502 118 2.48

As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies have a potential upside of 9.02%. Given Sasol’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Sasol has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

Sasol pays an annual dividend of $0.74 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.4% and pay out 386.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Sasol has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sasol’s competitors have a beta of 1.31, suggesting that their average stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Sasol competitors beat Sasol on 11 of the 14 factors compared.

Sasol Company Profile

Sasol Limited is an international integrated chemicals and energy company. The Company develops and commercializes technologies, and builds and operates facilities to produce a range of product streams, including liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity. The Company’s operating business units include Mining and, Exploration and Production International. Its Strategic Business Units are energy, base chemicals, performance chemicals and group functions. The Company’s regional operating hubs include Southern Africa Operations and International Operations. The Company operates approximately six coal mines that supply feedstock for its Secunda (Sasol Synfuels) and Sasolburg (Sasolburg Operations) complexes in South Africa. It offers market ready fuels and oils, such as bitumen; industrial heating fuels; naphtha and illuminating paraffin transport fuels; automotive lubricants; industrial lubricants; greases; cleansers and degreasers; automotive fuels, and burner fuels.

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