PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR (NYSE:PBR) and Sonde Resources (OTCMKTS:SOQDQ) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

7.7% of PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Sonde Resources shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR has a beta of 1.46, meaning that its share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sonde Resources has a beta of 50.98, meaning that its share price is 4,998% more volatile than the S&P 500.


PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Sonde Resources does not pay a dividend. PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR pays out 21.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR and Sonde Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR 9.12% 12.74% 4.12%
Sonde Resources N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR and Sonde Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sonde Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A

PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR currently has a consensus target price of $20.17, indicating a potential upside of 38.03%. Given PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR is more favorable than Sonde Resources.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR and Sonde Resources’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR $95.58 billion 1.00 $7.17 billion $1.43 10.22
Sonde Resources N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Sonde Resources.


PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR beats Sonde Resources on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.


Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras operates in the oil, natural gas, and energy industries in Brazil and internationally. It engages in prospecting, drilling, refining, processing, trading, and transporting crude oil from producing onshore and offshore oil fields and shale or other rocks, as well as oil products, natural gas, and other liquid hydrocarbons. The company's Exploration and Production segment engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas primarily for supplies to the its domestic refineries. Its Refining, Transportation and Marketing segment is involved in the refining, logistics, transport, and trading of crude oil and oil products; exportation of ethanol; and extraction and processing of shale, as well as holding interests in petrochemical companies. The company's Gas and Power segment engages in the logistic and trading of natural gas and liquid natural gas; generation of electricity through thermoelectric power plants; holding interests in transportation and distribution of natural gas; and fertilizer business operations. Its Biofuels segment is involved in the production of biodiesel and its co-products, as well as production and trading of ethanol, sugar, and electric power generated from sugarcane bagasse. The company's Distribution segment sells oil products, including gasoline and diesel; ethanol; and vehicle natural gas, as well as distributes oil products in South America. Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sonde Resources Company Profile

Sonde Resources Corp. is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of petroleum and natural gas properties in offshore North Africa and Western Canada. It holds a 100% working interest in the 768,000 acre joint oil block offshore Tunisia and Libya, as well as undeveloped land positions in Duvernay play covering 44,021 net acres and Wabamun play covering 53,489 net acres in West Central and Northern Alberta. The company was formerly known as Canadian Superior Energy Inc. and changed its name to Sonde Resources Corp. in June 2010. Sonde Resources Corp. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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