Methes Energies International (OTCMKTS:MEIL) and Braskem (OTCMKTS:BAK) Critical Analysis

Methes Energies International (OTCMKTS:MEIL) and Braskem (NYSE:BAK) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Methes Energies International and Braskem, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Methes Energies International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Braskem 0 3 0 0 2.00

Braskem has a consensus target price of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 53.58%. Given Braskem’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Braskem is more favorable than Methes Energies International.

Profitability

This table compares Methes Energies International and Braskem’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Methes Energies International N/A N/A N/A
Braskem -13.59% -179.34% -10.22%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Methes Energies International and Braskem’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Methes Energies International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Braskem $12.72 billion 0.28 -$643.89 million ($1.71) -5.14

Methes Energies International has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Braskem.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.5% of Braskem shares are held by institutional investors. 13.9% of Methes Energies International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Braskem shares are held by 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.

Volatility and Risk

Methes Energies International has a beta of 5.9, suggesting that its stock price is 490% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Braskem has a beta of 1.58, suggesting that its stock price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Methes Energies International beats Braskem on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Methes Energies International Company Profile

Methes Energies International Ltd., a renewable energy company, produces and sells biodiesel fuel and biodiesel processing equipment in the United States and Canada. It offers Denami biodiesel processors. The company also produces glycerin and offer services related to the production of biodiesel, as well as purchases and sells feedstock. It sells its products and services to a network of biodiesel fuel producers. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Braskem Company Profile

Braskem S.A., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells thermoplastic resins. The company operates through five segments: Chemicals, Polyolefins, United States and Europe, Mexico, Vinyls. The Chemicals segment produces and sells ethylene, propylene butadiene, toluene, xylene, cumene, and benzene, as well as gasoline, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas, and other petroleum derivatives; and supplies electric energy, steam, compressed air, and other inputs to second-generation producers. The Polyolefins segment produces and sells polyethylene and polypropylene. The United States and Europe segment produces and sells polypropylene in the United States and Europe. The Mexico segment produces and sells ethylene, high-density polyethylene, and low-density polyethylene in Mexico. The Vinyls segment produces and sells polyvinyl chloride and caustic soda. The company also manufactures, trades in, imports, and exports chemicals, petrochemicals, and fuels; produces, supplies, and sells utilities, such as steam, water, compressed air, and industrial gases; and provides industrial services. The company was formerly known as Copene Petroquímica do Nordeste S.A. and changed its name to Braskem S.A. in 2002. Braskem S.A. was founded in 1972 and is based in São Paulo, Brazil.

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