Centennial Res (NASDAQ: CDEV) and Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Centennial Res and Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Centennial Res $212.53 million 23.47 $133.00 million N/A N/A
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras $80.05 billion 0.87 $32.60 billion ($0.47) -22.66

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras has higher revenue and earnings than Centennial Res.

Profitability

This table compares Centennial Res and Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Centennial Res N/A -8.27% -7.48%
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras -3.63% 5.00% 1.62%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

90.5% of Centennial Res shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.7% of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras shares are held by institutional investors. 44.7% of Centennial Res shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Centennial Res has a beta of 2.08, indicating that its share price is 108% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras has a beta of 2.43, indicating that its share price is 143% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Centennial Res and Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Centennial Res 0 2 12 0 2.86
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras 1 5 3 0 2.22

Centennial Res presently has a consensus target price of $22.69, indicating a potential upside of 16.79%. Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras has a consensus target price of $10.91, indicating a potential upside of 2.42%. Given Centennial Res’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Centennial Res is more favorable than Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras.

Summary

Centennial Res beats Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Centennial Res Company Profile

Centennial Resource Development, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company is focused on the development of unconventional oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin. The Company’s assets are concentrated in the Delaware Basin, a sub-basin of the Permian Basin. Its properties consist of large, contiguous acreage blocks in Reeves, Ward and Pecos counties in West Texas. As of December 31, 2016, the Company held approximately 92% membership interest in Centennial Resource Production, LLC (CRP). As of December 31, 2016, its portfolio included 106 operated producing horizontal wells. The horizontal wells span an area of approximately 45 miles long by 20 miles wide where it had commercial production in five zones: the 3rd Bone Spring Sandstone, Upper Wolfcamp A, Lower Wolfcamp A, Wolfcamp B and Wolfcamp C.

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras Company Profile

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.-Petrobras specializes in the oil, natural gas and energy industry. The Company is engaged in prospecting, drilling, refining, processing, trading and transporting crude oil from producing onshore and offshore oil fields and from shale or other rocks. Its segments include Exploration and Production, which covers the activities of exploration, development and production of crude oil, natural gas liquid and natural gas; Refining, Transportation and Marketing, which covers the refining, logistics, transport and trading of crude oil and oil products activities, exporting of ethanol, and extraction and processing of shale; Gas and Power, which is engaged in transportation and trading of natural gas produced in Brazil and imported natural gas; Biofuels, which covers the activities of production of biodiesel and its co-products, and ethanol-related activities; Distribution, which includes the activities of its subsidiary Petrobras Distribuidora S.A., and Corporate.

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