Sasol (NYSE:SSL) and Painted Pony Energy (OTCMKTS:PDPYF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.1% of Sasol shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Sasol shares are owned 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.

Volatility & Risk

Sasol has a beta of 0.82, meaning that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Painted Pony Energy has a beta of 1.52, meaning that its share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Sasol and Painted Pony Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sasol N/A N/A N/A
Painted Pony Energy -26.82% -1.95% -1.02%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sasol and Painted Pony Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sasol $14.14 billion 1.45 $681.73 million $2.07 15.25
Painted Pony Energy $192.14 million 1.19 $94.40 million N/A N/A

Sasol has higher revenue and earnings than Painted Pony Energy.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Sasol and Painted Pony Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sasol 0 5 1 0 2.17
Painted Pony Energy 0 1 0 0 2.00

Sasol presently has a consensus price target of $7.50, indicating a potential downside of 76.24%. Given Sasol’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Sasol is more favorable than Painted Pony Energy.

Dividends

Sasol pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Painted Pony Energy does not pay a dividend. Sasol pays out 30.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Sasol beats Painted Pony Energy on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sasol

Sasol Limited operates as an integrated chemical and energy company in South Africa. The company operates through Mining, Exploration and Production International, Energy, Base Chemicals, and Performance Chemicals segments. It operates coal mines; and develops and manages upstream interests in oil and gas exploration and production in Mozambique, South Africa, Australia, Canada, Gabon, and Australia. The company also markets and sells gas, electricity, and liquid fuels products; and develops, implements, and manages international gas-to-liquids and coal-to-liquids ventures. In addition, it produces and markets explosives, fertilizers, polymers, and mining reagents, as well as alcohols, ketones, acrylate monomers, and other oxygenated solvemnts for use in various applications, such as aerosols, cosmetics, fragrances, packaging, paints, adhesives, pharmaceuticals, polishes, printing and plastics, mining, pulp and paper, steel, textiles, water treatment and purification, agricultural fertilizers, and chemicals. Further, the company markets organic and inorganic commodity and specialty chemicals comprising organics, inorganics, wax, phenolic, carbon, ammonia, and specialty gases; and offers engineering and project services. Sasol Limited was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

About Painted Pony Energy

Painted Pony Energy Ltd. engages in the exploration, development, and production of petroleum and natural gas resources in Western Canada. It focuses primarily on the development and production of natural gas and natural gas liquids from the Montney formation in northeast British Columbia. The company was formerly known as Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd. and changed its name to Painted Pony Energy Ltd. in May 2017. Painted Pony Energy Ltd. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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