Head to Head Contrast: Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (CLMT) & Ultrapar Participacoes (UGP)

Ultrapar Participacoes (NYSE: UGP) and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:CLMT) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Ultrapar Participacoes and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ultrapar Participacoes 0 1 0 0 2.00
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. 1 3 1 0 2.00

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. has a consensus price target of $4.25, indicating a potential upside of 3.66%. Given Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. is more favorable than Ultrapar Participacoes.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

3.9% of Ultrapar Participacoes shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.3% of Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Ultrapar Participacoes has a beta of 1.17, meaning that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. has a beta of 1.37, meaning that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ultrapar Participacoes and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ultrapar Participacoes 2.02% 18.30% 7.08%
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. -6.97% -65.80% -5.81%

Dividends

Ultrapar Participacoes pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. does not pay a dividend. Ultrapar Participacoes pays out 61.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ultrapar Participacoes and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ultrapar Participacoes $23.06 billion 0.54 $1.21 billion $0.85 26.95
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. $3.82 billion 0.08 $191.50 million ($3.40) -1.21

Ultrapar Participacoes has higher revenue and earnings than Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.. Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ultrapar Participacoes, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Ultrapar Participacoes beats Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ultrapar Participacoes Company Profile

Ultrapar Participacoes SA is a Brazil-based company primarily engaged in the automotive fuel retail. The Company operates in five segments: Gas distribution (Ultragaz), which distributes liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to residential, commercial and industrial consumers in the South, Southeast and Northeast regions of Brazil; Fuel distribution (Ipiranga), which operates the distribution and marketing of gasoline, ethanol, diesel, fuel oil, kerosene, natural gas for vehicles and lubricants, as well as provides related activities across the Brazilian territory; Chemicals (Oxiteno), which produces ethylene oxide, as well as its primary derivatives and fatty alcohols; Storage (Ultracargo), which operates liquid bulk terminals, primarily in the Southeast and Northeast regions of Brazil, and Drugstores (Extrafarma), which trades pharmaceutical, hygiene and beauty products through its drugstore chain in the states of Para and Piaui, among others.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. Company Profile

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. is a producer of specialty hydrocarbon products in North America. The Company operates through three segments: specialty products, fuel products and oilfield services. In its specialty products segment, the Company processes crude oil and other feedstocks into a range of customized lubricating oils, white mineral oils, solvents, petrolatums and waxes. Its specialty products are sold to domestic and international customers using its products as raw material components for basic industrial, consumer and automotive goods. It also blends and market specialty products through its Royal Purple, Bel-Ray, TruFuel and Quantum brands. In its fuel products segment, the Company processes crude oil into a range of fuel and fuel-related products, including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, asphalt and heavy fuel oils, and resells purchased crude oil to third-party customers.

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