Critical Contrast: Black Ridge Oil & Gas (OTCMKTS:ANFC) versus PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR (OTCMKTS:PBR)

PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR (NYSE:PBR) and Black Ridge Oil & Gas (OTCMKTS:ANFC) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR and Black Ridge Oil & Gas, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Black Ridge Oil & Gas 0 0 0 0 N/A

PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR presently has a consensus price target of $20.80, indicating a potential upside of 44.44%. Given PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR is more favorable than Black Ridge Oil & Gas.


This table compares PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR and Black Ridge Oil & Gas’ 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%
Black Ridge Oil & Gas N/A -172.96% -1.42%


PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Black Ridge Oil & Gas does not pay a dividend. PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR pays out 21.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR has a beta of 1.39, indicating that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Black Ridge Oil & Gas has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR and Black Ridge Oil & Gas’ top-line 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 0.98 $7.17 billion $1.43 10.07
Black Ridge Oil & Gas $1.00 million 8.78 -$340,000.00 N/A N/A

PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Black Ridge Oil & Gas.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

7.7% of PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. 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.


PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR beats Black Ridge Oil & Gas on 10 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.

About Black Ridge Oil & Gas

Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. focuses on acquiring, investing in, and managing the oil and gas assets in the United States. The company was formerly known as Ante5, Inc. and changed its name to Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. in April 2012. Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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