Cosan Limited (NYSE: CZZ) and Ngl Energy Partners Lp (NYSE:NGL) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and profitability.
This table compares Cosan Limited and Ngl Energy Partners Lp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Ngl Energy Partners Lp||-0.73%||-5.00%||-1.62%|
Risk and Volatility
Cosan Limited has a beta of 2.31, meaning that its share price is 131% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ngl Energy Partners Lp has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Cosan Limited and Ngl Energy Partners Lp’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cosan Limited||$3.85 billion||0.56||$1.24 billion||N/A||N/A|
|Ngl Energy Partners Lp||$14.08 billion||0.09||$282.16 million||($1.25)||-8.16|
Cosan Limited has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Ngl Energy Partners Lp.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
43.3% of Cosan Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.2% of Ngl Energy Partners Lp shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Cosan Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Ngl Energy Partners Lp pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 15.3%. Ngl Energy Partners Lp pays out -124.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Cosan Limited and Ngl Energy Partners Lp, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Ngl Energy Partners Lp||0||2||3||0||2.60|
Ngl Energy Partners Lp has a consensus target price of $17.80, suggesting a potential upside of 74.51%. Given Ngl Energy Partners Lp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ngl Energy Partners Lp is more favorable than Cosan Limited.
Ngl Energy Partners Lp beats Cosan Limited on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Cosan Limited Company Profile
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).
Ngl Energy Partners Lp Company Profile
NGL Energy Partners LP owns and operates a vertically integrated energy business. The Company’s segments are crude oil logistics, water solutions, liquids, retail propane, refined products and renewables, and corporate and other. Its crude oil logistics segment includes owned and leased crude oil storage terminals, and owned and leased pipeline injection stations. Its water solutions segment provides services for the treatment and disposal of wastewater generated from crude oil and natural gas production, and for the disposal of solids, such as tank bottoms and drilling fluids. Its liquids segment supplies natural gas liquids to retailers, wholesalers, refiners and petrochemical plants throughout the United States and in Canada. Its retail propane segment consists of the retail marketing, and sale and distribution of propane and distillates, among others. The Company’s refined products and renewables segment is engaged in gasoline, diesel, ethanol and biodiesel marketing operations.
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