Head-To-Head Comparison: Glencore (GLNCY) versus Tullow Oil (TUWOY)

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Glencore and Tullow Oil’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Glencore $205.48 billion 0.35 $5.78 billion $0.78 12.68
Tullow Oil $1.27 billion 1.66 -$599.90 million ($0.20) -7.60

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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Glencore and Tullow Oil, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

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

Risk & Volatility

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

Dividends

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.

Profitability

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

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

Summary

Glencore beats Tullow Oil on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Glencore

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.

About Tullow Oil

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.

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