BEACH ENERGY LT/ADR (OTCMKTS:BCHEY) and RENAULT S A/ADR (OTCMKTS:RNLSY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of RENAULT S A/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


BEACH ENERGY LT/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. RENAULT S A/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. RENAULT S A/ADR pays out 22.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BEACH ENERGY LT/ADR and RENAULT S A/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BEACH ENERGY LT/ADR $969.87 million 3.22 $154.12 million N/A N/A
RENAULT S A/ADR $67.81 billion 0.27 $3.90 billion $2.87 4.38

RENAULT S A/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than BEACH ENERGY LT/ADR.

Risk and Volatility

BEACH ENERGY LT/ADR has a beta of 2.87, meaning that its stock price is 187% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RENAULT S A/ADR has a beta of 1.2, meaning that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for BEACH ENERGY LT/ADR and RENAULT S A/ADR, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BEACH ENERGY LT/ADR 0 1 0 0 2.00
RENAULT S A/ADR 0 1 2 1 3.00


This table compares BEACH ENERGY LT/ADR and RENAULT S A/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets


RENAULT S A/ADR beats BEACH ENERGY LT/ADR on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.


Beach Energy Limited operates as an oil and gas exploration and production company. The company has operated and non-operated, onshore and offshore, oil and gas production from five producing basins across Australia and New Zealand. It has interests in approximately 450 exploration and production tenements. The company was formerly known as Beach Petroleum Limited and changed its name to Beach Energy Limited in December 2009. Beach Energy Limited was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Adelaide, Australia.

RENAULT S A/ADR Company Profile

Renault SA designs, manufactures, sells, and distributes vehicles. The company operates through Automotive, Sales Financing, and AVTOVAZ segments. It offers passenger and light commercial, and electric vehicles primarily under the Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine, and LADA, as well as under the Nissan, Datsun, and Infiniti brands. The company also sells powertrains and used vehicles, as well as spare parts; and provides various services, including collecting commissions for loans, sales financing, rental, maintenance, and service contracts. In addition, it offers finance for the purchasing inventories of new and used vehicles, and replacement parts; designs, produces, and sells converted vehicles; provides Renault EASY CONNECT for Fleet, a connected service for business users; and produces driving aids, such as steering-wheel mounted accelerators and brakes, multifunction remote control units to operate indicators, lights and horns, pedal transfers, etc., as well as manual or electric swivel seats. It also exports its products worldwide. The company was founded in 1898 and is based in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.

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