PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR (NYSE:PBR) and InPlay Oil (OTCMKTS:IPOOF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.


This table compares PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR and InPlay Oil’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR 9.12% 12.87% 4.16%
InPlay Oil -21.70% -8.61% -4.88%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR and InPlay Oil, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
InPlay Oil 0 0 0 0 N/A

PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR currently has a consensus price target of $20.17, indicating a potential upside of 43.13%. Given PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR is more favorable than InPlay Oil.


PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. InPlay Oil does not pay a dividend. PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR pays out 11.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR has a beta of 1.51, suggesting that its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, InPlay Oil has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

7.4% of PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR and InPlay Oil’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR $95.58 billion 0.96 $7.17 billion $1.43 9.85
InPlay Oil $58.96 million 0.51 -$6.63 million N/A N/A

PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than InPlay Oil.


PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR beats InPlay Oil on 11 of the 12 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.

InPlay Oil Company Profile

Inplay Oil Corp. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of petroleum and natural gas properties in Canada. The company produces and sells crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. It primarily holds interests in the Caradium Formation in the Pembina and Willesden Green pools located in West Central Alberta. Inplay Oil Corp. is based in Calgary, Canada.

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