Comparing Tullow Oil (TUWOY) & Glencore (GLNCY)

Tullow Oil (OTCMKTS: TUWOY) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.


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This table compares Tullow Oil and Glencore’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tullow Oil N/A N/A N/A
Glencore N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Tullow Oil and Glencore’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tullow Oil $1.27 billion 1.66 -$599.90 million ($0.20) -7.60
Glencore $205.48 billion 0.35 $5.78 billion $0.78 12.60

Glencore has higher revenue and earnings than Tullow Oil. Tullow Oil is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Glencore, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of Glencore shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Tullow Oil has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Glencore has a beta of 2.12, indicating that its stock price is 112% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Tullow Oil and Glencore, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tullow Oil 0 3 1 0 2.25
Glencore 1 2 3 1 2.57


Glencore pays an annual dividend of $0.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Tullow Oil does not pay a dividend. Glencore pays out 14.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Glencore beats Tullow Oil on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Tullow Oil Company Profile

Tullow Oil plc engages in the oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities. Its portfolio comprises approximately 90 licenses covering 263,820 square kilometers in 16 countries. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Glencore Company Profile

Glencore plc engages in the production, refinement, processing, storage, transport and marketing of metals and minerals, energy products, and agricultural products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Metals and Minerals, Energy Products, and Agricultural Products. The Metals and Minerals segment is involved in smelting, refining, mining, processing, and storing zinc, copper, lead, alumina, aluminum, ferroalloys, nickel, cobalt, and iron ore. The Energy Products segment activities include coal mining and oil production operations covering crude oil, oil products, steam coal, and metallurgical coal; and investments in ports, vessels, and storage facilities. The Agricultural Products segment engages in the storage, handling, processing, and port facilities of wheat, corn, canola, barley, rice, oil seeds, meals, edible oils, biofuels, cotton, and sugar. Glencore plc markets and delivers physical commodities sourced from third party producers and its production to industrial consumers in the automotive, steel, power generation, oil, and food processing industries. The company was formerly known as Glencore Xstrata plc and changed its name to Glencore plc in May 2014. Glencore plc was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland.

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